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Podiatry Service

Specialised Podiatry Care for Enhanced Foot and Lower Limb Health: Comprehensive Treatment for Complex Conditions


Our Podiatry Service is dedicated to assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of foot and lower limb conditions in both adults and children. 

Note: This service is exclusively available to individuals with a medical condition that significantly impacts their feet, and all referrals must meet stringent eligibility criteria.

Service Details

Our expert team comprises podiatrists, podiatry assistants, consultant podiatric surgeons, and administrative support staff. We offer a comprehensive spectrum of footcare services, including:

  • Preventative treatments for underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Interventions to enhance mobility and alleviate pain.
  • Ulcer debridement, off-loading, and tissue viability maintenance.
  • Education and guidance for effective self-management of foot-related issues.
  • Treatment of short-term problems, such as ingrown toenails, with clinics available for nail surgery under local anaesthetic.

Our goal is to assess and treat patients within 18 weeks, with priority given to those with foot ulcers.

Who Is This Service For? Eligibility Criteria

This service is open to both adults and children registered with a GP in the NHS Mid-Essex area, provided they meet the criteria.

The service is ONLY available to individuals with a medical condition that significantly affects their feet. The following conditions meet our criteria for treatment eligibility: diabetes, circulatory disorders, steroid/chemotherapy, warfarin therapy, neurological problems, rheumatoid arthritis, wounds, ulcers, and any other acute condition, such as inflamed or infected ingrown toenails. Eligibility is not age-dependent.

Your healthcare professional can advise you on whether you meet the referral requirements.

Service Hours and Locations

We conduct podiatry clinics from Monday to Friday, between 8:15 am and 4:15 pm, at the following locations:

  • Braintree Community Hospital, Chadwick Drive, Braintree, CM7 2QU.
  • Maldon Clinic, St Peter’s Hospital, Spital Road, Maldon, CM9 6EG.
  • Springfield Green Clinic, Springfield Green, Chelmsford, CM1 7HZ.

Referral Process

You can refer yourself by contacting the service directly or by completing and sending in a referral form. Referral forms can be requested by reaching out to the Care Co-ordination Centre.

Alternatively, your healthcare professional, such as a GP, nurse, or podiatrist, can also refer you.

When submitting a referral, you will need to provide a photograph of the affected toenail.

Please be aware that the service will only schedule an appointment if you have a medical condition that places your feet at risk, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. Referrals for conditions like ulceration will receive priority.

Patient Feedback

Our commitment to providing quality care is evident through patient feedback:

  • 100% reported that they were treated with dignity and respect by the Podiatry service.
  • 100% found the central booking line to be helpful and courteous.
  • 99% stated that the staff treating them introduced themselves.
  • 98% mentioned they were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care and treatment.
  • 98% said they received clear answers to their questions.

Managing your diabetes effectively can help prevent long-term health complications, including foot ulcers. Watch our video to learn more: Video Link

Self-Pay Option

Our subsidiary company, Provide Wellbeing, offers a range of self-pay health and wellbeing services. For more information, click here.

This service can be accessed through our Care Co-ordination Centre

Available Monday to Friday
8am to 6pm

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0300 1310 111

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If you are registered with SystmOnline you will be able to view your own Electronic Medical Record (EMR), manage your appointments, request repeat medication, update contact details and message your healthcare service. There is also a SystmOnline app available for Apple and Android devices.

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