Our Podiatry Service aims to keep the population mobile, help users keep their independence and maintain their quality of life by providing an expert and complete range of foot and lower limb care, for those with a clinical need.
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 various 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.
We offer specialist interventions, from corn, callus and painful nail conditions to 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.
The service DOES NOT offer routine nail cutting unless the patient is high risk diabetic. Nails will only be treated if they have pathology.
How to access this service
Use the online form below or download a MS Word copy to apply for a podiatry assessment.
Podiatry online formUse this form to apply for a podiatry assessment. Please note – the Podiatry Service does not provide a nail cutting or general footcare service
Please send the downloadable form by post or fax to:
Podiatry Service Call Centre
South Wigston Health Centre
80 Blaby Road
You can also contact the service by phone on: 0116 225 5118
What conditions do you cover
Corn, callous, nail treatment, diabetic foot, ulcer care, nail surgery, complex biomechanical assessment and treatment, insoles, orthotics.
0116 225 5118 (lines open: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm, answer machine available out of hours)
- healthcare professional
- social care professional