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.
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.
The team is made up of specialist leads, podiatrists, podiatry technicians, support staff and apprentices.
Suffolk Podiatry is unable to provide treatment if:
- Basic footcare/nail cutting required. 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
- Treatment requested that is only available to higher risk patients, e.g. thickened nail, corns/callus or general foot pain
- Re-referring for the same condition for which you were recently discharged from the service
- Verrucae treatment
- Child is under the age of 5
- GP practice is not one covered by the service
For enquiries please call: 01473 921828
Via email to: email@example.com
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 Care Advice
Do you know your diabetes risk of foot health complications? When your feet are checked either by your Nurse or Podiatrist, they will assess you in accordance to national guidelines to see what your risk is of developing foot health complications. More information is available via these links below:
- Footcare for people with Diabetes – YouTube Fantastic video that patients with diabetes should watch
- Diabetes and the feet General overview of how to look after your feet if you have diabetes
- Integrated Diabetes Foot Pathway Nationally recognised guidance
- What to expect from your diabetes foot check – YouTube Video A video on what happens during a diabetic foot screening
Podiatry Advice YouTube videos
General Podiatry Advice Leaflets
This page contains links to different advice resources. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you may be able to find more information on NHS Choices.
- Footwear Advice The right footwear for you is essential to reduce pain and symptoms in your feet
- Basic Footcare Advice
- Corns & Callus
- Fungal Skin Infection
- Thickened and Fungal Toenails
- Ingrowing Toenails
- About Nail Surgery
- Buying insoles to help your foot pain Many people benefit from trying an over-the-counter insole before they see a podiatrist
- Painful Toe Joints
- Forefoot Pain: “Metatarsalgia” Advice about pain in the toes and front of the foot
- Heel Pain Stretching Advice For patients with heel pain, including conditions such as plantar fasciitis
- Calf Muscle Stretches Helpful for conditions such as heel pain
- Achilles Tendinopathy Information about pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the Achilles tendon
- Rheumatoid Arthritis & the Feet
- Steroid Injections & Surgery
- Poor blood supply to the feet
- What are Chilblains?
Children’s Podiatry Advice Leaflets
- Children’s Footwear Advice
- Children and Flat Feet
- Hypermobility in Children for children who joints move beyond the normal range of motion
- Intoeing Gait for children who walk with their toes pointing inwards
- Osgood Schlatter’s for children with knee pain associated with rapid growth
- Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s) for children with heel pain associated with rapid growth
- Curly Toes in children for children with a toe (or multiple toes) that bend
Please click here to go the NHS Choices website.
How to apply for treatment
- Visit our referral website at podiatryreferrals.co.uk
- Telephone referral 0333 043 3966, option 1
- We accept online referrals direct from the patient or the parent or guardian
By proceeding with your referral online, you are giving us consent to collect and store your information. Your data will be stored securely, will only be used for your care and will remain confidential.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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