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A podiatrist (also known as a chiropodist) is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
The Wandsworth St George’s Podiatry Department aims to provide the best possible podiatric care, being delivered by fully qualified, enthusiastic and motivated staff.
All our staff registered and regulated by the Health & Care Professions Council.
We offer a range of Standard & Specialist services that cater for a range of foot pathologies:
Phone: 020 8812 6050
Fax: 020 8812 6056
Core Hours 9am to 4pm, but vary depending slightly depending upon location.
Community Clinic Locations.
Routine Podiatry Treatment:
All routine treatments are carried out in our community clinics, which are located at a variety of sites across the borough of Wandsworth. Appointments are made by our admin team at Queen Mary’s Hospital and the services offered include:
- Callus and corn reduction
- Diabetic foot care treatment, monitoring and advice
- Wound care
- Basic biomechanics
All routine treatments can also be offered on a home visit
basis. However this service is only available to patients who are totally housebound. At the initial appointment, each patient will undergo a mobility assessment to determine whether they can receive this service at home. Appropriate transport can be provided for those patients who are able to attend clinic, but have restricted mobility.
Nail surgery procedures are carried out at our clinic in St John’s Therapy Centre in Battersea. These procedures involve the partial or total surgical removal of a nail under local anaesthesia. Pre & post op appointments can be carried out at your local clinics.
Our biomechanics clinic & lab is based at St John’s Therapy Centre and deals with musculo-skeletal problems that affect function and gait. They offer treatment ranging from advice and stretching to custom orthotics.
The podiatric surgery department provides assessment and treatment of foot and ankle problems including injection therapy and surgery e.g. toe/foot deformity (e.g. Bunions – Hallux Valgus, arthritic joints and hammer toes), soft tissue lumps e.g. ganglion’s and neuromas The podiatric surgery team work closely with community podiatry team and other a range of other specialties.
Multidisciplinary Diabetes Clinics:
We work closely with the Podiatrists in the Multidisciplinary Diabetes Teams at Queen Mary’s Hospital (Beta Cell) and St George’s Hospital (Thomas Addison Unit) who deal with patients with complex diabetic needs and ulceration.
If you have any questions relating to any of our services please contact:
Jim Greenhalgh — Professional Lead For Podiatry
020 8812 4042
Tim Nihat — Podiatry Team Leader
Tel: 020 8812 4041
Under the terms of Any Qualified Provider (AQP) we are able to accept referrals for patients who are registered with a GP in the Wandsworth, Sutton & Merton and Richmond &Twickenham areas.
Under AQP, access is determined by a combination of Podiatric and medical need, so if you have no medical problems it is unlikely we will be able to provide you with a package of care. If you are not eligible for the service we will suggest the most appropriate action to help with your problem.
We can only accept referrals from GPs or other Healthcare professionals; unfortunately we can no longer accept self referrals.
For Standard Podiatry Referrals – routine podiatry, nail surgery & domiciliary visits.
Podiatry Booking and Admin Service, St John’s Therapy Centre
162 St John’s Hill
London SW11 1SW
Tel: 020 8812 6050 (Monday to Friday 08.30am to 3.30pm)
Fax: 020 8812 6056
For Specialist Podiatry Referrals:
Biomechanics Services:Biomechanics Team 162 St John’s Hill Battersea SW11 1SW
Tel: 020 8812 4042 (Monday to Friday 8.30 to 3.00pm)
Fax: 020 8812 4056
Podiatric Surgery:Podiatric Surgery Team Suite 3 Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton Lane SW15 5PN
Tel: 020 8487 6038
Fax: 020 8487 6424 (FAO Podiatric Surgery Team)
For all Increased & High Risk Diabetic Care –
Foot Protection TeamRoom L213 Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton Lane SW15 5PN
Tel: 020 8487 6426
Fax: 020 8487 6424
For a Current Foot Ulceration– Referrals must be made within 24hours to:
Diabetic Foot TeamThomas Addison Unit St Georges’s Hospital Blackshaw Road SW17 0QT
Fax: 020 8725 0240 (FAO Diabetic Foot Team)
Urgent Tel: 020 8725 2753
Non Urgent: 020 8725 1859
Diabetic Foot TeamBeta Cell Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton Lane SW15 5PN
Fax: 020 8487 6424 (FAO Beta Cell Team)
Tel: 020 8487 6438
Unfortunately, because of the high demand on our service, we will discharge you from the service:
- If you do not attend your assessment appointment.
- If you do not attend your review appointments.
Eligibility for Podiatric treatment is based on Podiatric need, i.e. a problem that cannot be treated by the individual concerned. This need will be assessed on an individual basis, it is not based on age or specific to certain medical conditions, such as diabetes.
Nail care will only be provided to patients who have vascular or neurological complications, are receiving anti-coagulant therapy or have a disability that prevents them caring for their own feet. If you are not eligible for the service we will suggest the most appropriate action to help with your problem, including nail care advice.