Covid 19 update

Our podiatry service is still here for you, but we have had to change the way we do things because of coronavirus.

Services available include wound care, treatment of those with at risk feet due to underlying health problems such as diabetes and circulation problems, assessment and treatment of ingrowing toenails and treatment of foot pain.

Current patients to the service are able to book appointments for John Scott Health centre by phoning 0207 683 4676. 

To ensure social distancing, we are unable to operate a walk in clinic at the moment. Access to our clinics is a telephone consultation first. We are able to sort out many issues by phone or telephone consultation, but if you need to come in we can arrange an appointment at one of our clinics.

Quick guide to getting foot health advice

  1. Call us: 0207 683 4046 - Phone lines are open 9am – 4pm
  2. A receptionist will take your details
  3. A podiatrist will call you back as soon as possible
  4. We might recommend you  email a picture of your foot to enable us to provide further advice
  5. We might advise you attend one of clinics for a face to face appointment

To help us maintain safe distancing please attend on your own. You will be asked to clean your hands, check your temperature and put on a face mask before entering.

Please do not attend the clinic if you or anyone you live with has a high temperature, new persistent cough, or a change in your sense of smell/taste – or if you have been advised to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace. If you are unwell call NHS 111.

The Podiatry service specialises in assessing and treating problems of the lower limb particularly of the foot and ankle. Our podiatrists aim to maintain and promote good foot health within the population of Hackney in order to help sustain mobility, independence and reduce pain. 

We can assess a patient’s foot problem and provide them with treatment and self-care advice as appropriate to their individual needs. Our service strives to support patients to self-manage their foot problems in order to improve and increase control over their foot health.

What does the service do?
Hackney is a very diverse borough and we understand that different groups of people need different types of care. Our service therefore offers an extensive range of treatments.

Podiatry treatments

Treatment of foot pain
Podiatrists can help diagnose foot pain by assessing a patient’s foot structure, gait analysis and alleviate pain through the prescription of orthotics or innersoles.

Treatment of the high-risk foot
Podiatrists play an important role in caring for patients that are at risk of foot problems. These patients can be at risk of foot ulcers, infection and possible amputation and therefore take priority over our lower risk patients. Many conditions can put a person at high risk including diabetes, circulation problems and rheumatoid arthritis.

Treatment of skin and nail conditions of the foot
Our service only provides this service to those patients with both a medical and podiatric clinical need.

Toenail surgery
Some persistent nail conditions, e.g. ingrown toenails, can be permanently resolved through a minor surgical procedure carried out under local anaesthetic.

Foot surgery
Our Consultant led Podiatric Surgery service provides treatment for a full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. The service undertakes for both elective foot surgery cases and emergency foot surgery for high risk patients.

The Footwear Service provides therapeutic footwear for patients with congenital or acquired deformity, systemic conditions (e.g. diabetes) and accommodation of developmental abnormalities.