Prioritisation of most critical service users
Our podiatry service is facing unprecedented waiting lists at the moment. Because of this, we are only able to see the most critical cases at present.
We have taken the difficult decision to not see non-critical service users for the foreseeable future and have contacted them to let them know.
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:
|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|
Please note that some specialist treatments are only available at certain clinics.
Podiatry service contact addresses:
0300 124 5855
Telephone line open 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday