The podiatry service assesses, diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the feet and legs. We assess and provide treatment, advice, footwear or support to:
- Relieve symptoms
- Help patients maintain independence
- Encourage and enable patients to care for themselves.
Conditions we treat
We treat a wide range of conditions affecting the feet and legs, including:
- Movement and gait (biomechanical) conditions and sports injury
- Foot ulceration and providing soft casts
- Skin damage that needs pressure relief
- Specialist treatment for hyperkeratosis (skin thickening)
- Footwear and foot care advice
- Corns and calluses
- Fungal infections of the skin and nail
- Nail care for thickened and ingrowing toenails
- Support for people with diabetes.
We currently don’t provide verruca treatment. However, we can give advice on treatment and callus reduction.
How can I be referred into the service?
If you live in Newcastle, you can be referred into the service by your GP.
Where will I be treated?
- Podiatry clinics
- Diabetes Service
- Biomechanics Service
- Nail surgery.
Staff you are likely to meet
We have a variety of staff working for the podiatry service. You will be cared for by several members of staff including podiatry assistants, who are trained to deal with nail conditions and minor calluses, to highly specialised wound-care, diabetes, biomechanics and surgery specialists.
You can access our services in convenient locations across Newcastle. This includes hospitals, community clinics and care homes in the city.
Find out more about our podiatry clinics.
Care at home
Our podiatrists may treat you in your own homes. To receive a home visits, you will need to meet certain criteria:
- You are housebound: unable to leave the house, bed-bound or need oxygen support
- The podiatrist strongly advises that the patient is unsuitable to attend the clinic.
Domiciliary care service
Our domiciliary care service operates between:
Monday to Friday
8.30am and 4.30/5.00pm
How to access our services
Patients can access our service by being referred by their GP.
For musculoskeletal (biomechanical) problems and nail surgery, your GP can book through choose and book, e-referral or TIMS (Tyneside Integrated MSK Service).
If your doctor refers you to us, we may assess you over the phone. This helps us decide on the most appropriate clinic location and service for you.
- Foot care for patients with diabetes
- management of inpatients with diabetes
- prevention of foot problems in patients with Type 2 diabetes
- College of Podiatry
- Newcastle Diabetes Centre
- Newcastle Musculoskeletal Services
- SOCAP – Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
For more details about the Podiatry Service, please contact:
For urgent matters
Tel: 0191 282 3334