Podiatry services across NHS Forth Valley are working in different ways during the COVID-19 pandemic.
First appointments will be offered as a telephone call or Near Me video call. If a patient has a wound or an infection a face-to-face appointment will be arranged.
If you are a known patient to the podiatry team and develop a wound or infection, please contact them on 01259 290511.
Patients waiting for a routine appointment will be reappointed when full podiatry services are able to resume.
If you have not been seen by the podiatry team before and have a foot issue or wound, please contact your GP practice or other health care provider in the first instance, they will refer you to the Podiatry team if required.
Podiatry is the management of problems of the foot and lower limb. It is a medical service offering care to those who have specific Podiatry problems or medical conditions that can cause problems with the lower limb. All NHS Podiatrists are registered with the Health and care Professions council.
The podiatry service offers a range of specialist treatments:
- Toenail surgery
- Diabetic foot care for those classed as medium or high risk
- Wound care
- Biomechanical Assessment. Provides assessment and treatment of unusual walking patterns, painful foot conditions with the provision of insoles.
Patients are seen in the following settings:
- Health Centres
- Community Hospitals
- Forth Valley Royal Hospital
- Care homes
- Domicillary visits This is for those strictly housebound
As many older people are fit and healthy, and in common with all other NHS Services access to this service is not age related.
NHS Forth Valley does not provide a toenail cutting service, this is classed as personal foot care.
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Personal Foot Care
Personal foot care includes the tasks that adults normally do for themselves. Cutting and filing your toenails is part of your own personal foot care.
Referrals to the Podiatry service
You can be referred to NHS Forth Valley Podiatry by your GP or other health care professional.
All referrals will be triaged by a Podiatrist
Referrals that meet the access criteria will be offered an initial appointment where their podiatry needs will be assessed.
Many people only require a short course of treatment or advice to enable them to improve their foot condition.
Other useful links
- Foot Care During Lockdown
- Diabetes UK Scotland
- My Diabetes My Way
- NHS Inform
- National Foot care Guidelines
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