Podiatry and Foot Health Services

Main Address

  • Please see list of locations

Hours

  • The service runs on Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Our service specialises in assessing and treating problems of the lower limb particularly of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists aim to maintain and promote good foot health within the population of Islington and Haringey in order to help sustain mobility, independence and reduce pain.

We can assess a patient’s foot problem and provide them with treatment and self care advice as appropriate to their individual needs. Our service strives to support patients to self-manage their foot problems in order improve and increase control over their foot health.

What does the service do?
Islington and Haringey are very diverse boroughs and we understand that different groups of people need different types of care. Our service therefore offers an extensive range of treatments including:

Treatment of foot pain: Podiatrists can help diagnose foot pain by assessing a patient’s foot structure, gait analysis and through the prescription of orthotics or innersoles.

Treatment of the high-risk foot: Podiatrists play an important role in caring for patients that are at risk of foot problems due to Diabetes, circulation problems or Rheumatoid arthritis. These patients can be at risk of foot ulcers, infection and possible amputation therefore take priority over low-risk patients.

Treatment of skin and nail conditions of the foot: Our service can only provide this care to eligible patients, based on a medical and clinical need, to facilitate mobility.

Toenail surgery: Some persistent nail conditions, e.g. ingrown toenails, can be permanently resolved through a minor surgical procedure carried out under local anaesthetic

Radiosurgery: Some painful, longstanding veruccae and corns can be treated by a minor surgical procedure using radio waves under local anaesthetic.

Injection Therapy: Specially trained podiatrists can administer anti-inflammatory injections in the foot to resolve painful conditions where conventional treatments have failed.

Appointments

Administrative Referral Team - Islington
Tel: 020 3316 1111   Email: arti.centralbooking@nhs.net
 
Central Referral Admin Team – Haringey
Tel: 020 3316 1600   Email: haringey.adult-referrals@nhs.net

Referral


Community
 
The Podiatry Foot Health Service is only available to Islington and Haringey residents.
 
All Patients can be referred by their GP or other health care professional or can self refer. The self-referral forms can be found below in the ‘Related Documents’ section of this page or a hard copy can be picked up from any Health Centre that offers Podiatry.

Whittington Hospital Clinic 3B

This acute clinic is consultant lead and only treats high-risk, urgent foot complaints e.g. diabetic gangrene or ischaemic foot ulcers
Outpatient and inpatient referrals must be made via Anglia ICE.
 
Referrals will be accessed daily (Monday - Friday) and then triaged on the information supplied. Urgent referrals can still be phoned through, once a referral has been made.

Useful resources

http://www.feetforlife.org/ - The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Website
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/ - get up to date Diabetes information
http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

Further Information

Contact us:

Islington service enquires: 020 7527 1205
Haringey service enquires: 020 3074 2240
 
Whittington Hospital Podiatry (Clinic 3B) enquiries: 020 7288 5695

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