Podiatry (previously known as Chiropody) is a health-care profession that provides a comprehensive foot-health service for conditions affecting the lower limb. Podiatrists assess, treat and advise patients with foot-health disorders, in order to maintain and maximise their quality of life through measures that help feet function normally, without discomfort. Podiatry is invaluable in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of foot pains, nail problems, verrucae (warts), and biomechanical problems, where the shape of the foot or the pattern of walking is causing pain in the lower limb in general.
If you think that you need to see an NHS podiatrist, you can arrange a routine appointment without having to see your GP first. You can download the form via the link below, complete it, then send it to the clinic that you would like to attend. You do not have to attend the clinic nearest to your home/GP surgery. If there is another clinic nearer to your place of work for example, you may choose to be seen there instead. You cannot, however, refer yourself to more than one clinic at a time.
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Podiatry Self-Referral Form