Podiatry and Foot Health

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

GPs can refer in to the service by using the E-referral service

For further advice about the service, telephone 01743 277681
Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00, Friday 09:00 to 16:00.

Diabetic Foot Screening 01743 277683 Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00, Friday 09:00 to 16:00.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Podiatry and Foot Health

Types of patients regularly seen

Care is provided specifically for adults and children with co-morbidities and clinical, medical related foot problems (podiatric need) that render them unable to safely or effectively undertake self care.

Conditions normally treated

The service provides assessment, treatment and advice to patients who have the following medical and podiatric conditions:

  • Adults & children with neuropathic conditions
  • Ischaemic limb threatening conditions
  • Rheumatoid or inflammatory arthropathies
  • Diabetes according to risk classification
  • Poor tissue viability
  • Renal failure
  • Neurological disorders
  • Steroids & warfarin therapy
  • Chemotherapy & Immunosuppressants
  • Non - Diabetic ulceration to the feet or foot
  • Infection
  • Painful corns and callus
  • Painful nail
  • Musculoskeletal problems.

Patients not seen by this service

The service does not offer personal care defined as toe nail cutting and skin care including the tasks that healthy adults would normally be expected to carry out as part of their everyday personal hygiene.

Frequently asked questions

Do you cut toenails?

We provide treatment for toenails that are assessed as pathological e.g. painful or infected ingrowing toenails, painful thickened toenails. We do not provide a service to cut normal healthy toe nails this would normally be carried out as part of personal care

 

PDF document Shropshire Community Diabetes foot pathway [PDF] (468 kb)