Information for Health Professionals
The service provides care for basic nail cutting for high risk patients with a medical need. For patients requiring help with nail care who do not meet the service access criteria, please see the information on services at hoxtonhealth.org/foot-health/
Domiciliary and Transport services
Patients are eligible for home visits if they are unable to leave their home due to physical or psychological illness (e.g. bedbound). All referrals will be screened for eligibility. Please note: Domiciliary appointments can not be booked via E-referral (Choose and Book) and should be sent to huh-tr.FootHealthHomerton@nhs.net. Patient transport is available for patients who require assistance to travel if they require assistance to leave their home.
Urgent referrals (e.g. wound care)
Referrals for wound care should be marked as urgent and emailed to huh-tr.FootHealthHomerton@nhs.net
You may also contact the Duty podiatrist for any urgent queries.
Tel: 0207 683 4347/4046
Training for Health Care Professionals
We provide training to GPs and Health care professionals who currently or are soon to undertake diabetic foot screens. The training includes how to correctly screen for neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease, when/ how to refer onwards and what advice you should be providing to you patients to reduce incidence of diabetic foot disease.
Nail cutting training is available for staff who wish to learn how to manage toenails for non-risk patients requiring basic nail care. This training is aimed at care home staff as well as ward nurses.
For more information please contact the service at huh-tr.FootHealthHomerton@nhs.net