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Podiatry

Private Podiatry service for staff

The Trust offers a private Podiatry service on a Monday afternoon to staff who are suffering from foot problems or lower limb musculo-skeletal biomechanical injury.

How might Podiatry help?

Podiatrists assess the pain and symptoms and provide appropriate treatment for example:

  • debridement of lesions
  • advice
  • exercises
  • joint mobilisation
  • foot orthoses

Accessing the private Podiatry service

In the first instance, staff are encouraged to access the 'staff health and wellbeing service – foot and ankle pain' section on '[email protected]' as common conditions can be self-managed by following the advice and exercises. The service is available to staff only and involves a fee payable by salary deduction.

As a member of staff you may refer yourself to the Wednesday afternoon clinic by completing the 'private Podiatry service staff referral form'. Following completion of the form, staff will be contacted by the Podiatry department who will offer a 30 minute appointment in the Outpatients, Area 1, QEHB.

For your initial assessment it is advisable to bring along a pair of shorts to change into and a few pairs of your normal footwear.

Private Podiatry service pricing

Chargeable service

The private Podiatry service involves a fee which will automatically be deducted from your salary each time you attend an appointment or undergo treatment.

Treatment Price
First assessment (30 minutes) £33.63
Follow-up appointment (20 minutes) £22.44
Orthotics Charged as per price list (available on request)

The provision of foot orthoses or insoles may be recommended as part of treatment which may result in additional costs. This will be discussed at the time and agreed before proceeding. To access the service, please complete the 'private Podiatry service staff referral form' or for more information see the 'contact the private Podiatry service' page.

Unable to attend

It is important staff attend appointments on time. If you are unable to attend, please give as much notice as possible, preferably 48 hours in advance. If you do not attend your appointment and have not informed the Podiatry department you will be charged.

Contact the private Podiatry service

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the private Podiatry service.

Tel: ext. 16418 (012137116418)
Email: [email protected]

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