Referral Information

Referrals into the Healthshare Wandsworth Podiatry Service must be generated by a Wandsworth GP or other health care professional. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept self-referrals.

If you are a referrer, please see our ‘Information for GPs’ section.

The podiatry service offers routine, nail surgery, ulcer care and biomechanics podiatry, in a variety of settings including: one-to-one appointments, peer supported group sessions, education sessions and domiciliary appointments. Please note, our domiciliary service is reserved for patients who are completely housebound and is based upon assessment by the podiatrist. Please see our ‘Domiciliary Care’ section for further information.

Eligibility for treatment will be assessed against a patient’s podiatric need plus any medical or physical condition that may influence their foot health.

Medical priority for treatment will be given to patients with any of the following conditions:

  • Non-traumatic amputation regarding the lower limb
  • History of foot ulceration or risk of ulceration
  • High risk diabetes, or increased risk diabetes with podiatric need (as per NICE NG19)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Neurological disorders affecting the foot and lower limb
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory or connective tissue disorders
  • Immunosuppressive conditions

Non-eligible conditions for treatment include:

  • Patients with no foot or medical priority conditions requiring continued care
  • Patients able to undertake their own basic foot and nail care
  • Those with carers or relatives able to do so
  • Minor callous and verrucae with no risk of ulceration if not treated
  • Problems that are caused or aggravated by inappropriate footwear

Please note, the podiatry service is NOT able to provide simple/social toe nail cutting, where there are no underlying medical risk factors.

If eligible, you will be invited to attend a consultation. At this appointment the podiatrist will agree a care plan with you which could involve an episode of care followed by discharge or ongoing continued care if necessary.

For further information please see our ‘Clinical' section, which will go into more detail about the specialist services provided.

 

 

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