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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Podiatry and Foot Health

This part of the website is being designed specifically for GPs, Clinical Commissioning groups, care homes and other care professionals who need the service referral information or access to Trust policies and care leaflets.

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 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm.

Diabetic Foot Screening 01743 277683 Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm.

Types of patients regularly seen

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to recent national guidance we are taking a number of precautions to reduce risk to our patients.

All outpatient clinics are being reviewed and we are making changes to all planned appointments. Podiatry appointments may be postponed to a later date, replaced with a telephone consultation however in clinically urgent cases the podiatrist may offer a clinical appointment. The decision to delay or use telephone appointments is being made by the clinical team involved in patient care.

The patient admin team are working as fast as possible to alert patients who have appointments over the next few days and weeks.

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

Shropshire Community Diabetes foot pathway

Contact the Service Manager

  • Team Lead
    Mrs Rebecca Shepherd
    Tel: 01743 277681

Contact key clinician(s)

  • Team Lead
    Rebecca Shepherd
    Tel: 01743 277681
  • MSK Lead
    Mr Para Wilson (Thursdays)
    Tel: 01743 277681
  • Diabetes Lead
    Nicky Beard (Thursdays)
    Tel: 01743 277681
Next review due: 1 September 2020