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Community Podiatry Service

The Newcastle Hospitals Community Podiatry Service assesses, diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the feet and legs.

After we assess patients, we may provide treatment, advice, footwear or support to:

  • relieve symptoms
  • help patients maintain independence
  • encourage and enable patients to care for themselves.

Our service is open to all residents registered with a GP in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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, although we can give advice on treatment and callus reduction.

Where you'll be treated

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Who you might meet

We have a variety of staff working for the Podiatry Service. They range from podiatry assistants – who are trained to deal with nail conditions and minor calluses - to highly specialised wound-care, diabetes, biomechanics and surgery specialists.

Our clinics

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 patients in their own homes. To receive home visits, people need to meet certain criteria:

  • they 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.

Our domiciliary care service operates between 8.30am and 4.30/5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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.

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.  

Keeping your appointment

Please tell us if you can’t make it to your appointment – we can then offer the slot to another patient. If you need to cancel your podiatry appointment, please call us on:

  • tel: 0191 282 3334

What people say about us

In the most recent patient satisfaction survey about our telephone triage service, we had a 100% patient satisfaction rate with the service.

A recent steroid injection audit showed that the majority of patients receiving steroid injections, experienced recovery or a significant improvement in their pain level.

More information

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Contact us

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