Podiatry service

  • The podiatry service is divided by location between West Hertfordshire and East and North Hertfordshire.

    Podiatry services for diabetic patients in West Hertfordshire

    The service is now part of the Herts Valley Integrated Diabetes Service or call 01727 732073 which is jointly provided by the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

    Podiatry services for non-diabetic patients in West Hertfordshire

    Patients registered with a West Hertfordshire GP that do not have diabetes have their care provided by Central London Community Heathcare NHS Trust.

    Podiatry services for patients in East and North Hertfordshire

    Podiatry service in East and North Herts

    The podiatry service for East and North Hertfordshire aims to promote positive foot health and provide a range of services for people with foot health problems. The service is targeted to those with the greatest podiatry needs, those who have a medical condition or are taking medication that puts their feet at greater risk of damage or infection.

    The service is provided by a dedicated group of podiatrists who are trained to deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb. All staff involved in your care keep you informed throughout your treatment and give aftercare advice to help reduce foot problems. All of the podiatrists (chiropodists) are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

    Criteria for accessing the service varies according to where you live in Hertfordshire. Please see the who is eligible for this service section below for more details.

     

     

    Contact the service

    Tel: 0300 123 7571

    The podiatry service for East and North Hertfordshire prioritises appointments for patients with an open wound. If you have an open wound or are concerned you may be developing one, please phone 0300 123 7571 where you will be able to speak to a podiatrist.

    Any other available appointments are being offered using a clinical criteria to patients on our waiting list.

    For any questions please call 0300 123 7571.

How the service is provided

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

  • Patients can refer themselves directly to the podiatry service, or ask their GP to refer them using the referral forms below.
  • Podiatry services are provided in clinics across across East and North Herts.
  • The initial assessment appointment will usually be within two to sixteen weeks depending on medical risk status and the severity of the foot problem.
  • You will be offered an appointment at your nearest podiatry clinic. If your appointment is with a specialist podiatrist you may be asked to travel to a specialist clinic.

Clinic locations

:Location

Clinic Address

Contact Details

Useful Information

Bedford Road Health CentreBedford Road
Hitchin
SG5 1HF


Reception:
01462 427100


 

  • Clinic is opposite Waitrose on the one-way system
  • Pay and display parking in the Christchurch car park
  • Parking available at Waitrose
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders

Bowling Road Clinic
15 Bowling Road
Ware
SG12 7EF

Tel: 01920 462388

 

 

  • Clinic is adjacent to the Christchurch JMI School
  • Staff parking only in the front car park
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders in the road opposite

Cheshunt Community Hospital 
King Arthur Court
Cheshunt
Waltham Cross
EN8 8XN

Room 1:
01992 780424

Room 2:
01992 780418

 

  • Limited, free parking opposite the hospital
  • Large, pay and display car park in front of hospital
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders

 

Hertford County Hospital
North Road
Hertford
SG14 1LP

Tel: 01992 823239/        01992 823240

 

  • Clinic is on ground floor clinic B on Right
  • Pay and display car park

 

 

Herts and Essex General Hospital 
Cavell Drive
Off Haymeads Lane
Bishops Stortford
CM23 5JH

Tel: 01279  827528
Switchboard:
01279 444455

 

  • Clinic is on the first floor
  • Pay and display parking on site
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders
  • Note : Essex Podiatry also work here who are a separate NHS provider.

Hoddesdon Health Centre
High Street
Hoddesdon 
EN11 8BQ

Tel: 01992 474665 
or 01992 471818 for Reception

 

  • Clinic is near to the Civic Hall and police station
  • Free car park near by

 

Kingsway Health Centre
Unit 18,
Stevenage Leisure Park
Kings Way
Stevenage
SG1 2UA

Tel:

Room 2 01438 847503

Room 3 01438 847502

 

 

  • Clinic is in the car park of the Stevenage Leisure Park
  • Parking right outside clinic
  • Nearest bus stop is at Stevenage Station and then walk over the foot bridge
  • Behind Kentucky Fried Chickenster Hospital

Lister Hospital
Out patients, Yellow Zone, Area 11
Coreys Mill Lane
Stevenage
SG1 4AB

Tel: 01438 285874 or 01438 314333 for Reception

  • Clinic is in the Yellow Zone, Area 11
  • Pay and display parking on site
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders

 

 

Nevells Road Health Centre
Nevells Road
Letchworth Garden City
SG6 4TS   


Tel: 01462 684731/        01462 484017

 

 

  • Clinic is next door to the Police Station
  • Limited parking
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders at the front of the clinic
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders on the road opposite the clinic

Park Drive Health Centre
Park Drive
Baldock
SG7 6EN
 

Tel: 01462 492500
Press 4 if no reception

 

  • Free Parking in Tesco car park on the right
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders nearby (2 bays)

 

QEll Hospital
2nd  Floor, Blue Zone Howlands
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 4HQ

 

Tel: 01462 684731/        01462 484017

 

 

 

  • Podiatry Clinic situated on 2nd Floor, Blue Zone, and Adult Therapies
  • 20 minute drop off zone outside the Urgent Care Centre
  • Pay and display car park
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders by getting ticket validated at reception

Queensway Health Centre
Queensway
Hatfield
AL10 0LF
                

Podiatry                01707 252479  /

01707 252450

  

  • Clinic is in the town centre
  • Very small short term free car park ( 3 hrs free parking) behind the clinic
  • Multistorey car park The Common AL10 0UR ( free 3 hrs) Must display a ticket in window
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders outside the clinic

 

Royston Health Centre
Melbourn Street
Royston
SG8 7BS

 Tel: 07799 430526
or 01763 242981 for      Reception

 

  • Clinic is behind the police station by the town hall
  • Pay and display parking is free after 3pm
  • Blue Badge parking is free when badge displayed

 

Who is eligible for the service

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

  • People living with diabetes as this may affect sensation and/or circulation to the feet and make people more prone to infections
  • People with problem feet, especially those who are living with long term conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • People with podiatry musculoskeletal problems
  • People with painful in-growing, damaged or deformed toenails

The service does not provide toenail cutting for normal toenails unless your medical problem puts your feet at high risk, such as some people with diabetes.

What will happen at your appointment

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

At your first appointment you will be asked about your general health and any medication you are taking. The podiatrist needs to know this before they make recommendations or decisions about your foot treatments. Your circulation and sensation in your feet will also be checked. In consultation with you, the podiatrist will decide on a treatment plan which may include further tests and an appointment with a specialist podiatrist or discharge with self help advice.

Useful information

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

Websites

Find out about the most common foot problems and how to prevent them

www.feetforlife.org

For people living with diabetes

www.diabetes.org.uk

How to keep your feet healthy

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Foothealth

For patients living with arthritis

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/shop/publication-bulk-order-form.aspx

Diabetes UK

Diabetes - Foot complications

Videos

Leaflets for patients

Leaflets for healthcare professionals

Helplines

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Please click here for more information.

Making a referral

If you would like to refer a patient to the podiatry service, please write to the address below including a medical history summary (with latest Hba1c result for patients with diabetes) and current medication details. Please ensure you include details of the patient's foot problem to enable effective triage and prioritisation of appointments Please indicate if and why the referral may be urgent.

For an easy read information sheet on the podiatry service, please see "Useful Information".

Diabetes pathway

Podiatry is part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a full range of podiatry services for diabetes patients including:

  • educating patients on maintaining good foot health
  • ulcer debridement and treatment (urgent referral)
  • prevention of amputation
  • ongoing Specialist Podiatrist care
  • padding and insoles

Podiatry musculoskeletal pathway (MSK) - East and North Hertfordshire

This service deals with the structure and function of the feet, as they relate to each other and to the legs, hips and spine. Poor mechanics of the lower limb can lead to various injuries and pain. MSK is available only to those with a systemic condition putting the foot at risk in East and North Hertfordshire.

Following a full biomechanical assessment, treatment may include stretching/exercise regimes and possibly the provision of orthoses.

High risk pathway - East and North Hertfordshire

Podiatry provides a foot health service to those who have a medical condition that puts their feet at greater risk of foot problems. We work with the rheumatology and vascular teams. We provide:

  • ulcer debridement and treatment
  • padding and orthoses
  • education
  • Care and support for those with long term conditions that affect their feet

Nail Surgery Pathway - East and North Hertfordshire

This is based at the QEII Hospital, Kingsway Health Centre and Hertford County Hospital. Total and partial nail removal using a local anaesthetic and prevention of regrowth by application of a chemical.

This is a simple and proven successful procedure for dealing with painful acute in-growing, damaged or deformed toenails that would benefit from nail surgery. The procedure is carried out subject to satisfactory health screening to ensure the ability to have a local anaesthetic and good wound healing.

The patient will need to be able to redress the toe themselves following the procedure and attend a limited number of post-operative appointments.

Foot Health Promotion

Foot health education and promotion form an integral part of all treatment provided by the podiatry team.

Contact the service:

Podiatry service 
Robertson House
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2FQ

Tel: 0300 123 7571

Please complete the appropriate referral form below.

East and North Herts GP referral form

GPs for patients in West Hertfordshire should refer via ERS using the Hertfordshire Integrated Diabetes Service SPOC form (West).

Self referral form

Patient experience

If you would like to share your story, please contact the Patient Experience team on 01707 388036 or email pals.hchs@nhs.net.

We would also love to hear about your experience on our service, please complete a survey by clicking the link here.

Podiatry service

  • The podiatry service is divided by location between West Hertfordshire and East and North Hertfordshire.

    Podiatry services for diabetic patients in West Hertfordshire

    The service is now part of the Herts Valley Integrated Diabetes Service or call 01727 732073 which is jointly provided by the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

    Podiatry services for non-diabetic patients in West Hertfordshire

    Patients registered with a West Hertfordshire GP that do not have diabetes have their care provided by Central London Community Heathcare NHS Trust.

    Podiatry services for patients in East and North Hertfordshire

    Podiatry service in East and North Herts

    The podiatry service for East and North Hertfordshire aims to promote positive foot health and provide a range of services for people with foot health problems. The service is targeted to those with the greatest podiatry needs, those who have a medical condition or are taking medication that puts their feet at greater risk of damage or infection.

    The service is provided by a dedicated group of podiatrists who are trained to deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb. All staff involved in your care keep you informed throughout your treatment and give aftercare advice to help reduce foot problems. All of the podiatrists (chiropodists) are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

    Criteria for accessing the service varies according to where you live in Hertfordshire. Please see the who is eligible for this service section below for more details.

     

     

    Contact the service

    Tel: 0300 123 7571

    The podiatry service for East and North Hertfordshire prioritises appointments for patients with an open wound. If you have an open wound or are concerned you may be developing one, please phone 0300 123 7571 where you will be able to speak to a podiatrist.

    Any other available appointments are being offered using a clinical criteria to patients on our waiting list.

    For any questions please call 0300 123 7571.

How the service is provided

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

  • Patients can refer themselves directly to the podiatry service, or ask their GP to refer them using the referral forms below.
  • Podiatry services are provided in clinics across across East and North Herts.
  • The initial assessment appointment will usually be within two to sixteen weeks depending on medical risk status and the severity of the foot problem.
  • You will be offered an appointment at your nearest podiatry clinic. If your appointment is with a specialist podiatrist you may be asked to travel to a specialist clinic.

Clinic locations

:Location

Clinic Address

Contact Details

Useful Information

Bedford Road Health CentreBedford Road
Hitchin
SG5 1HF


Reception:
01462 427100


 

  • Clinic is opposite Waitrose on the one-way system
  • Pay and display parking in the Christchurch car park
  • Parking available at Waitrose
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders

Bowling Road Clinic
15 Bowling Road
Ware
SG12 7EF

Tel: 01920 462388

 

 

  • Clinic is adjacent to the Christchurch JMI School
  • Staff parking only in the front car park
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders in the road opposite

Cheshunt Community Hospital 
King Arthur Court
Cheshunt
Waltham Cross
EN8 8XN

Room 1:
01992 780424

Room 2:
01992 780418

 

  • Limited, free parking opposite the hospital
  • Large, pay and display car park in front of hospital
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders

 

Hertford County Hospital
North Road
Hertford
SG14 1LP

Tel: 01992 823239/        01992 823240

 

  • Clinic is on ground floor clinic B on Right
  • Pay and display car park

 

 

Herts and Essex General Hospital 
Cavell Drive
Off Haymeads Lane
Bishops Stortford
CM23 5JH

Tel: 01279  827528
Switchboard:
01279 444455

 

  • Clinic is on the first floor
  • Pay and display parking on site
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders
  • Note : Essex Podiatry also work here who are a separate NHS provider.

Hoddesdon Health Centre
High Street
Hoddesdon 
EN11 8BQ

Tel: 01992 474665 
or 01992 471818 for Reception

 

  • Clinic is near to the Civic Hall and police station
  • Free car park near by

 

Kingsway Health Centre
Unit 18,
Stevenage Leisure Park
Kings Way
Stevenage
SG1 2UA

Tel:

Room 2 01438 847503

Room 3 01438 847502

 

 

  • Clinic is in the car park of the Stevenage Leisure Park
  • Parking right outside clinic
  • Nearest bus stop is at Stevenage Station and then walk over the foot bridge
  • Behind Kentucky Fried Chickenster Hospital

Lister Hospital
Out patients, Yellow Zone, Area 11
Coreys Mill Lane
Stevenage
SG1 4AB

Tel: 01438 285874 or 01438 314333 for Reception

  • Clinic is in the Yellow Zone, Area 11
  • Pay and display parking on site
  • Parking on site for Blue Badge holders

 

 

Nevells Road Health Centre
Nevells Road
Letchworth Garden City
SG6 4TS   


Tel: 01462 684731/        01462 484017

 

 

  • Clinic is next door to the Police Station
  • Limited parking
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders at the front of the clinic
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders on the road opposite the clinic

Park Drive Health Centre
Park Drive
Baldock
SG7 6EN
 

Tel: 01462 492500
Press 4 if no reception

 

  • Free Parking in Tesco car park on the right
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders nearby (2 bays)

 

QEll Hospital
2nd  Floor, Blue Zone Howlands
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 4HQ

 

Tel: 01462 684731/        01462 484017

 

 

 

  • Podiatry Clinic situated on 2nd Floor, Blue Zone, and Adult Therapies
  • 20 minute drop off zone outside the Urgent Care Centre
  • Pay and display car park
  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders by getting ticket validated at reception

Queensway Health Centre
Queensway
Hatfield
AL10 0LF
                

Podiatry                01707 252479  /

01707 252450

  

  • Clinic is in the town centre
  • Very small short term free car park ( 3 hrs free parking) behind the clinic
  • Multistorey car park The Common AL10 0UR ( free 3 hrs) Must display a ticket in window
  • Parking for Blue Badge holders outside the clinic

 

Royston Health Centre
Melbourn Street
Royston
SG8 7BS

 Tel: 07799 430526
or 01763 242981 for      Reception

 

  • Clinic is behind the police station by the town hall
  • Pay and display parking is free after 3pm
  • Blue Badge parking is free when badge displayed

 

Who is eligible for the service

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

  • People living with diabetes as this may affect sensation and/or circulation to the feet and make people more prone to infections
  • People with problem feet, especially those who are living with long term conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • People with podiatry musculoskeletal problems
  • People with painful in-growing, damaged or deformed toenails

The service does not provide toenail cutting for normal toenails unless your medical problem puts your feet at high risk, such as some people with diabetes.

What will happen at your appointment

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

At your first appointment you will be asked about your general health and any medication you are taking. The podiatrist needs to know this before they make recommendations or decisions about your foot treatments. Your circulation and sensation in your feet will also be checked. In consultation with you, the podiatrist will decide on a treatment plan which may include further tests and an appointment with a specialist podiatrist or discharge with self help advice.

Useful information

For patients in East and North Hertfordshire

Websites

Find out about the most common foot problems and how to prevent them

www.feetforlife.org

For people living with diabetes

www.diabetes.org.uk

How to keep your feet healthy

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Foothealth

For patients living with arthritis

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/shop/publication-bulk-order-form.aspx

Diabetes UK

Diabetes - Foot complications

Videos

Leaflets for patients

Leaflets for healthcare professionals

Helplines

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Please click here for more information.

Making a referral

If you would like to refer a patient to the podiatry service, please write to the address below including a medical history summary (with latest Hba1c result for patients with diabetes) and current medication details. Please ensure you include details of the patient's foot problem to enable effective triage and prioritisation of appointments Please indicate if and why the referral may be urgent.

For an easy read information sheet on the podiatry service, please see "Useful Information".

Diabetes pathway

Podiatry is part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing a full range of podiatry services for diabetes patients including:

  • educating patients on maintaining good foot health
  • ulcer debridement and treatment (urgent referral)
  • prevention of amputation
  • ongoing Specialist Podiatrist care
  • padding and insoles

Podiatry musculoskeletal pathway (MSK) - East and North Hertfordshire

This service deals with the structure and function of the feet, as they relate to each other and to the legs, hips and spine. Poor mechanics of the lower limb can lead to various injuries and pain. MSK is available only to those with a systemic condition putting the foot at risk in East and North Hertfordshire.

Following a full biomechanical assessment, treatment may include stretching/exercise regimes and possibly the provision of orthoses.

High risk pathway - East and North Hertfordshire

Podiatry provides a foot health service to those who have a medical condition that puts their feet at greater risk of foot problems. We work with the rheumatology and vascular teams. We provide:

  • ulcer debridement and treatment
  • padding and orthoses
  • education
  • Care and support for those with long term conditions that affect their feet

Nail Surgery Pathway - East and North Hertfordshire

This is based at the QEII Hospital, Kingsway Health Centre and Hertford County Hospital. Total and partial nail removal using a local anaesthetic and prevention of regrowth by application of a chemical.

This is a simple and proven successful procedure for dealing with painful acute in-growing, damaged or deformed toenails that would benefit from nail surgery. The procedure is carried out subject to satisfactory health screening to ensure the ability to have a local anaesthetic and good wound healing.

The patient will need to be able to redress the toe themselves following the procedure and attend a limited number of post-operative appointments.

Foot Health Promotion

Foot health education and promotion form an integral part of all treatment provided by the podiatry team.

Contact the service:

Podiatry service 
Robertson House
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2FQ

Tel: 0300 123 7571

Please complete the appropriate referral form below.

East and North Herts GP referral form

GPs for patients in West Hertfordshire should refer via ERS using the Hertfordshire Integrated Diabetes Service SPOC form (West).

Self referral form

Patient experience

If you would like to share your story, please contact the Patient Experience team on 01707 388036 or email pals.hchs@nhs.net.

We would also love to hear about your experience on our service, please complete a survey by clicking the link here.