About our department

 The podiatry service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to improve tissue viability, mobility, to reduce pain and promote foot health.

We actively promote the provision of a comprehensive, high quality and cost-effective service to clients. We provide specialist care to meet individual needs in a reassuring, supportive, comfortable environment. We offer a range of treatments appropriate to different age ranges and target groups that also support patient choice.

We work closely with other healthcare professionals to aid with podiatry care. We deliver our services in a timely manner, which are appropriate to each individuals needs, to support and empower patients to meet their own health needs through self care advice and education. For example, we often provide nail cutting advice.

All our podiatrists hold a degree in Podiatry and are registered members of the Health Care Professions Council. They all have signed up as members of the Daisy campaign and the service has been accrediated with the Daisy Award, ensuring all patients will be treated with dignity and respect.

The key roles of our podiatry team are to:

  • Work as integral members of multi-disciplinary clinical teams, for example; specialist diabetes teams, vascular and diabetes clinics, physiotherapy musculo-skeletal teams, district nursing teams.
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot health problems
  • Provision of preventative interventions and foot health education
  • Provide screening of diabetes patients within their GP practice
  • Be involved in providing training to carers, health care and social care professionals

Before your visit, think what about health issues you have been experiencing and what questions to ask. Please bring any medication you are on with you. You will be sent a letter with details of your appointment.

You will be asked to report to your local community health clinic reception. A member of staff will call you from the waiting room. You can expect to have an examination and you may be expected to complete some forms. Your medical records will be updated. You will be advised of the next steps in your treatment.

A care plan will be put into place during your visit and you will either receive a short term package of care to treat an acute problem for which you will be given pre-booked appointments, be given a long term care plan for which you will be advised to rebook a new podiatry appointment as required, or be discharged from the service with the appropriate advice as no further treatment is required.

Our clinics run Monday to Friday from 8.45am until 5pm.

We provide a limited home visiting service to patients who are housebound and unable to attend clinic. This service operates Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5pm.

Some clinics do not offer sessions every day, this is due to reduced demand for the service in particular geographical locations. Please contact the clinics for details.

Our clinics can be found in the following locations:

Ashton Primary Care Centre

193 Old Street
St Petersfield

Tel: 0161 342 7000

Dewsnap Lane Clinic

Dewsnap Lane
SK16 5AW

Tel: 0161 366 2160

Glossop Primary Care Centre

George Street
SK13 8AY

Tel: 01457 850 550

Craven Street Clinic

Craven Street
M34 6DB

Tel: 0161 301 1112

Hattersley Health Centre

Hattersley Road East
SK14 3EH

Tel: 0161 366 3900

Union Street Clinic

Union Street
SK14 1NX

Tel: 0161 366 2250

Mossley Health Centre

Market Street

Tel: 01457 850 501

Hollingworth Clinic

Market Street
SK14 8HR

Tel: 01457 850 450

Stalybridge Clinic

Waterloo Road
SK15 2AU

Tel: 0161 366 2120

Ann Street Health Centre

Ann Street
M34 2AJ

Tel: 0161 366 2100

Gait Clinic

Ashton Primary Care Centre
Old Street
St Petersfield

Tel: 0161 342 7000