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Podiatry Service

The Leeds Community Podiatry Service provides podiatry (foot) care across the city - together with specialist services for priority groups and those eligible for care as part of a specialist service.

 

The service provides core podiatry including:

  • Management of damaged or infected nails
  • Removal of corns and callous
  • Nail Surgery

Plus specialised clinics involving:

  • high risk diabetics
  • high risk feet
  • chronic painful skin lesions
  • mental health patients with foot problems
  • children and adults with biomechanical problems.

To meet the individual treatment needs of patients, care is personalised and planned. This includes patient empowerment, choice and multi-disciplinary care.

Special support for children include flat foot, curly toe, growing pain, hypermobility, Osgood-Schlatter's and toe walking.

Who may be eligible for a Podiatry Assessment

  • People with painful foot problems affecting mobility.
  • People with a medical condition which affects the circulation or nerves to the lower limb or foot e.g. diabetes, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • People with a history of falls.
  • People with painful nail conditions including those requiring nail surgery.
  • Children and adults requiring a biomechanical examination.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Question Answer

Where do I get the application and what application forms do I use?

Leeds Pathways, community clinics/health centres/G.P. surgery’s or see the referral section on this page for the Community Podiatry Service application form.

What do I need to do if the patient is housebound?

Complete an application form for Generic Podiatry and also complete the Mobility Questionnaire Form- available as above
How do I know  if patients qualify for home visits?  Eligibility for the Podiatry service can be found on the Podiatry home visiting leaflet- available as above
 

What are the different Podiatry Services offered?

Foot & Ankle (Biomechanics)

Generic Podiatry
 

Foot and ankle Podiatrists focus on internal problems and muscle, bones and joints from the knee to the ankle.

Generic Podiatry focus on external problems such as skin and nail pathologies
 Do you provide Nail Surgery?  Yes - please complete podiatry application form, available as above
 

Do you treat children with Tippy Toes?

 

No, they need to be referred to Paediatric Consultant, who would refer to us if appropriate.

 Do you treat verrucae?  No.
 

Who is eligible for treatment?

 

Eligibility for the Podiatry Service can be found on the service leaflet

   


Referral

Patients can refer themselves into the service by completing a Community Podiatry Service Application Form this can be completed by someone on the patient's behalf such as a GP, health professional or family member.

Before completing an application form, please read the Community Podiatry Service User Guide.

If you are completing an application form for a home visit request, please read the Podiatry Home Visiting Leaflet. If a home visit is requested, both a Community Podiatry Service Application Form and a Podiatry Service Mobility Questionnaire must be completed.

The service observes a maximum 18 week waiting list.

If you are unable to make an appointment please phone us as soon as possible, so the appointment can be made available for another person. Please contact the service using the contact telephone number on the appointment letter. 


Your Appointment

Appointment times vary between 20 and 40 minutes and are during normal office hours.

You will need to bring your regular footwear, your current medication list and any insoles or devices you have been prescribed for your feet. 

Wearing loose fitting trousers is beneficial for some assessments.

Please click here to see a list of the accessible clinics and health centres across Leeds where we provide podiatry services. 


Get involved

The Community Podiatry Service is a progressive service which embraces change and development to deliver high quality clinical care. We recognise feedback is important to ensure progress and we welcome your ideas, suggestions and comments.

If you would like to contribute to future service user events, please contact the administrator, contact details on the right.

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.