Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
Treatments range from corn, callous and nail treatment to the extremely specialised ‘high risk’ cases such as diabetic foot ulcer care, nail surgery, complex biomechanical assessment and treatment, through to provision of insoles and orthotics.
Treatment plans are individual to the user, aiming to resolve the problem or at least reach a level of maintenance and comfort. They also include personalised education, strongly promoting self-care.
We deliver the service from approximately 28 sites across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, strategically placed to provide care where it is most needed, bringing care closer to home. These sites include:
- community hospitals
- health centres
- community health and social care centres
- GP practices
- nursing and residential homes
- within a patient’s own home (for those who are completely bedbound or housebound)
- acute hospitals for inpatient care and within the diabetic foot clinic.
Self-care for your feet
We encourage members of the public to take steps to prevent foot problems. There are also simple things you can do if you develop minor problems. For details, see this advice note.
Anyone who has, or perceives themselves to have a foot complaint. Home visits are only available for the completely bed or housebound.
You can self-refer online:
Or by post to:
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Request in advance on application form or via call centre tel: 0116 225 5118 or email: LLR.Podiatry@nhs.net