The community podiatry service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment to a range of patients with lower limb and foot problems, including;
- People with long term conditions such as diabetes, vascular disease, amputees, connective tissue disorders, stroke, Parkinson's disease
People with multiple and complex needs e.g. dementia, falls
- People with biomechanical problems e.g. gait /postural problems
- People requiring wound care to the foot
- People requiring nail surgery
- People with severe foot and ankle problems and conditions.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused restricted access to podiatry services but staff have continued to provide full-time emergency and urgent care for patients.
Find out if you are eligible for treatment
All referrals are triaged against our referral criteria.
Please see the attached Caseload Matrix to see if you are eligible for treatment.
We are unable to provide treatment for patients who do not have a medical condition that impacts on foot health or who have a minor foot problem
Request an assessment
Photographs of your foot problem will really help us assess your clinical need for an appointment. Please send us a photo with your downloaded application form to DCHST.Therapydirect@nhs.net or use the function on the online form to attach a photo. Medical professionals, if you are using these forms to refer your patients, please also consider attaching photos for the same reasons.
Many lower limb and foot problems (particularly in the elderly and in people with long term conditions), need on-going care and management to keep them mobile and pain free.
Find out more about the services we offer here.
We have gathered information that will help you to manage your condition at home. This information is not intended to replace a consultation with an appropriate qualified health professional; however, it may help improve your situation or ease pain until you are able to have a consultation.
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Our services are provided in a wide range of community settings across Derbyshire including; health centres, clinics, patient homes, GP surgeries and prisons.
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