A women holding onto her foot showing movement with her fingers to indicate some type of pain

Due to ongoing limited capacity within the Podiatry service, waiting times will vary. All patients who meet referral criteria will be triaged and prioritised depending on their urgency.

Due to the need for physical examination during each appointment, we are unable to operate a video call based remote service.

We have a range of support materials on our website which can be viewed on our podiatry resources page. 

Who is this service for?

This service is for adults registered with a Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire GP who have complex medical conditions which puts their feet at ‘high risk’ of complications.

What we do

Our service provides podiatry in community clinics across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and a restricted home visiting service for those that are chair/bedbound. The service provides:

  • Screening for people with diabetes at high risk of developing foot complications
  • Immediate, short term and long-term solutions for painful foot conditions for those people classed as high risk.
  • Acute wound management.
  • Toenail Surgery.
  • Partial /total nail avulsions for children (7 years and above) and adults with ingrown toenails that are causing localised tissue damage and who have been assessed as suitable for this procedure.
  • A nail cutting service for patients who are at high risk.

Routine nail cutting is not undertaken.

High risk is defined as ‘people that have a foot problem combined with an underlying medical condition that is affecting the circulation or sensation in the lower leg or foot which may put them at risk of hospitalisation or amputation.

For assessment and management of MSK foot & ankle problems relating to biomechanical joint dysfunction and associated soft tissue symptoms please refer to the MSK Foot & Ankle Service.on Remedy.

How do I access this service?

We only accept referrals from health care professional including GPs, health visitors, community nurses, practice nurses and Allied Health Professional’s (AHPs).

Patients will be offered a choice of the following locations:

Bristol Locations:

Amelia Nutt Clinic Knowle Clinic
East Trees Health Centre Shirehampton Health Centre
Fishponds Health Centre Southmead Health Centre
Hampton House Health Centre Stockwood Health Centre
Hartcliffe Health Centre William Budd Health Centre
Horfield Health Centre

 

North Somerset locations:

North Somerset Community Hospital Weston General Hospital
Marina Health Centre Worle Health Centre
Tower House Health Centre

 

South Gloucestershire locations:

Cadbury Heath Health Centre Yate Westgate Centre
Patchway Clinic Thornbury Health centre
Cossham Hospital

Please note that some specialist treatments are only available at certain clinics.

I’m a clinician – how do I make a referral to this service?

Referral information and other clinical guidance can be found on the CCG’s Remedy site:

Diabetes Foot Care on Remedy

Community Podiatry Services on Remedy

Service provided by Sirona

Podiatry service contact addresses:

Bristol
Knowle clinic
Broadfield Road
Bristol
BS4 2UH

North Somerset
Castlewood
Tickenham Road
Clevedon
BS21 6FW

South Gloucestershire
Cossham Hospital
Lodge Road
Bristol
BS15 1LF

Contact us:
0300 124 5855

Telephone line open 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday

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