A service is provided to those patients diagnosed with diabetes who have active, high or moderate foot risk according to NICE Guideline 19 (2015) 'Diabetic Foot Problems: Prevention & Management.' Patients with neuropathy and/or impaired circulation or one or more risk factor should be referred to the Podiatry Department for triage and screening. Active foot problems including ulceration with or without infection or suspected Charcot should be referred immediately for urgent triage, assessment and treatment. Please download the Diabetes Referral Pathway.
The rheumatology team run specialist clinics at the main podiatry clinics once a week. Patients with an active rheumatological/connective tissue disease, who are seen by a rheumatology consultant, should be referred to the department for triage and screening.
Musculoskeletal team (MSK)
The MSK team provide advice and/or treatment as necessary to children and adults with pain or deformity in their feet or legs stemming from muscles, bones, joints and related soft tissue.
Specialist podiatrists work alongside the rheumatology and musculoskeletal teams, providing education and treatment for complex musculoskeletal pathology as a consequence of systemic disease. The team evaluates the needs for orthotics for feet only and provides advice on exercises and footwear. Please note we do not provide surgical footwear.
The neurology team provide a service at the Leamington Hospital, as well as the community clinics. They aim to provide: lower limb stability, in order to assist in mobility; prevent falls through footwear; hosiery advice; and simple orthotics.
A specialist service in the community providing the option of permanent removal or treatment of ingrown toenails for the at risk or high risk foot and children under 18 years. This treatment involves nail removal under a local anaesthetic and we can also provide nail bed ablation (to prevent nail re-growth). An initial assessment and consultation is always carried out prior to any procedure to ensure suitability. Patients can be referred by G.P. or Health Care Professional. Please note that these treatment only take place at Crown Way Clinic - Leamington SPA, Pool Bank Street - Nuneaton.
AQP nail surgery
A service for patients requiring a surgical option for the treatment of ingrown toe nails. Patients must meet a specific access criteria ie aged 18 years and over, with a healthy vascular supply to the lower limb, intact neurological status and no other immune compromising medical conditions. Patients must be referred by their GP through Choose and Book using AQP nail surgery referral form. Please note that these treatments only take place at Crown Way Clinic - Leamington Spa, Pool Bank Street - Nuneaton.
Podiatry at home
We provide a patient centred service incorporating a tailored treatment plan, education and empowerment supporting the wellbeing and quality of life of patients who exhibit complex medical needs and are likely to be vulnerable, frail and at risk. Patients must be housebound to access this service and meet the department's criteria for treatment.