Podiatry services

Podiatry and chiropody services

From 1 October 2016, our community podiatry/chiropody services will be provided by Nottinghamshire HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust. Nottinghamshire HealthCare have more than five years’ experience in providing podiatry/chiropody services across Nottinghamshire.

Following a review in 2015/16, which included engagement with existing patients using the podiatry/chiropody services in Nottingham City, and by speaking to GPs and HealthCare Professionals, Nottinghamshire HealthCare were successful in their bid to provide the new service.

If you are registered with a Nottingham City GP and are eligible for chiropody/podiatry services, you will still be able to access podiatry/chiropody services through referral by your GP, HealthCare Professional or Self-referral.

Podiatry/chiropody services are available to patients of all ages and will:

• Provide education and awareness to encourage patients to be able to look after their own feet and maintain good foot health

• Provide advice and support to help prevent falls and maintain mobility and independence

• Assess, monitor and treat patients with long term conditions that may affect their mobility and independence

• Help with structural abnormalities of the foot and lower limb which affect gait and foot function

• Provide orthotics (insoles) and footwear advice and appropriate health education information

• Try to prevent complications where deterioration is likely to lead to ulceration or significant effect on mobility or general health

• Reduce corns and callus, help with thickened and painful toe nails and padding to help painful toe deformities

• Provide minor operations routinely carried out in the community to treat painful toenail conditions such as involuted, thickened and ingrown toenails, under local anaestheic

• Provide surgical treatment of foot pain and disability, including appropriate post-operative care.

The service will not provide:
• An annual diabetic foot check (your GP or hospital will provide this)

• Treatment for verrucae where over the counter treatments have not been tried. Only verrucae which are extremely painful and have been resistant to over the counter treatments should be considered. In most cases verrucae will resolve over time and do not always require treatment.

How to refer

There are two ways to be referred to podiatry/chiropody services: your GP or HealthCare Professional may refer you or you may refer yourself.

If you are referred by your GP, he or she will complete a referral form on your behalf and send it on. You will then be contacted to arrange a suitable appointment at a range of locations within Nottingham City.

If you would like to refer yourself you will need to download and complete a self-referral form, and send it to the address below, or phone the number below and answer a few questions so that we can make sure you are seen by the right person.

If you have any of the conditions listed here:
Diabetes
Rheumatoid arthritis
Loss of sensation in feet
Heart disease
Poor circulation

Then your GP or HealthCare Professional will need to sign/stamp the self-referral form to ensure that they are in agreement that podiatry/chiropody services are suitable for you.

If you self-refer to the chiropody/podiatry service information about your referral will be passed to your GP so they can keep your medical records up to date.

Please send your completed self-referral form to:

Community Podiatry Single Point of Access
Mansfield Community Hospital
Stockwell gate
Mansfield
NG18 5QJ

Or phone Mansfield on 01623 785490

Please note: although the number to book an appointment is based in Mansfield, the location of the service (other than Podiatric Surgery) and clinics that are available to you are in Nottingham City.

Services will be offered from the following areas:

- Bulwell Riverside, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham NG6 8QJ
- Clifton Cornestone, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8EW
- Health Point, Top Valley Drive, Top Valley, Nottingham NG5 9DD
- Mary Potter Centre, Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, Nottingham NG7 5HY
- Bridgeway Practice, 1 Bridgeway Centre, Meadows, Nottingham NG2 2JG
- Churchfields Medical Practice, 1 Bailey Street, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0HD
- St Luke’s Surgery, Ilkeston Road, Radford, Nottingham NG7 3GW
- Sherwood Health Centre, Elmswood Gardens, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 4AD
- Windmill Practice, Beaumont Street, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4PJ
- St Ann’s Valley Centre, St Ann's Well Road, St. Ann's, Nottingham NG3 3PX
- Strelley Health Centre, Moore Road, Strelley, Nottingham NG8 6LN
- Wollaton Vale Health Centre, Wollaton Vale, Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2GR
- (Coming soon) Boots, Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3QS
- (Podiatric Surgery)Park House Health and Social Care Centre, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3DQ

If it is determined that you are not eligible for the podiatry/chiropody service, you will be informed and your GP may refer you to another more appropriate service.

Please bear with us as we work to transition to our new provider. Waiting times may increase during the early days of transition but we will work quickly to ensure that you are seen as soon as possible.

Please see our questions and answers for more information.

If you have any further questions or queries, please contact the Patient Experience Team at NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group on 0115 8839570 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.