Suffolk Podiatry seeks to enable patients to maintain their own foot health with confidence and to protect those patients most at risk of life-changing foot health complications.



The service is involved in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Foot complications due to diabetes or poor circulation
  • Ingrowing toe nails requiring surgery
  • Musculo-skeletal foot and lower leg pain

Podiatry care is determined by how severe a patient’s underlying medical conditions are and whether they are likely to develop a serious and life-changing foot health complication or require hospital care. Not all patients can be given an appointment however, we seek to provide all patients with targeted advice.

Suffolk Podiatry is unable to provide an appointment for:

  • Footcare/nail cutting or verrucae treatment. To find a private HCPC registered podiatrist, visit the Royal College of Podiatry website: rcpod.org.uk/find-a-podiatrist
  • Medical condition is not connected to the risk of serious foot health complications
  • Child is under the age of 5

Contact Details

For enquiries please call: 01473 921828

Via email to: sgpfed.suffolk-podiatry@nhs.net


Suffolk Podiatry covers the whole of the county (with the exception of Waveney), and also the Thetford area of South Norfolk. Patients must be registered with a GP practice in Suffolk or Thetford.

Diabetes Foot Health Advice

Do you know your diabetes risk of foot health complications? More information is available via these links below:

Podiatry Advice YouTube videos

Podiatry Advice Leaflets

Below contains links to our advice leaflets.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, you may be able to find more information on NHS Choices Click here for the NHS Choices website.

  • Footwear Advice The right footwear for you is essential to reduce pain and symptoms in your feet





Children’s Podiatry Advice Leaflets

How to apply for treatment

  • Visit our referral website at podiatryreferrals.co.uk
  • Telephone referral 0333 043 3966, option 1
  • We accept online and telephone referrals directly from the patient or on behalf of someone else such as a parent/guardian/family member/carer

For more information on data protection in our organisation please click on the following link: suffolkfed.org.uk/suffolk-gp-federation-and-data-protection

Careers in Podiatry

Suffolk Podiatry and the University of East London work together to provide apprenticeships in podiatry locally. If you wish to pursue a career in podiatry, please contact
+44 (0) 20 8223 3333   study@uel.ac.uk

There are also helpful links at:


Suffolk GP Federation manages various community services in alliance with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Suffolk County Council and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

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