Podiatry

We aim to keep the feet healthy of those with greatest need (i.e. patients who risk damage or deformity to their feet).

There are a range of services Podiatrists can offer including nail surgery, ulcer treatment and advice.

Podiatry is the new name for chiropody.

Emergency Podiatry Clinics

We run emergency drop-in foot clinics for existing patients on the following days and times:

  • Mondays from 8.30am – 10.30am
  • Wednesdays from 1pm – 3pm
  • Fridays from 8.30am – 10.30am

You do not need an appointment to attend, patients are seen in order of arrival.

Please note that we do not do routine nail cuttings at these clinics.

Who to contact

Telephone
01925 251403
E-mail
Podiatry2@bridgewater.nhs.uk
Website
www.bridgewater.nhs.uk/warrington/podiatry/

Where to go

Address
Health Services At Wolves, The Martin Dawes Stand
Winwick Road
Orford
Warrington
Postcode
WA2 7NE

Time / date details

When is it on
Monday, 8.30am – 5.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 8.30am – 7.00pm Thursday, 8.30am – 5.00pm Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Other details

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral details

You can refer yourself to the Podiatry Department. You do not have to see your Doctor first – just complete an application form (on the right) and send it to us at the address below.

To be eligible for an assessment, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have an in-growing toe nail that is not responding to conservative treatment and requires nail surgery, an open / weeping sore or an inflamed or infected area of the foot
  • Have diabetes
  • Take anti-coagulants, e.g. warfarin, heparin
  • Have haemophilia
  • Be on long-term steroid medication, e.g. prednisolone tablets
  • Be at risk of infection as a result of chemotherapy, transplant operation or medical condition, e.g. HIV
  • Have impaired foot circulation, also known as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).
  • Severe foot deformity (this does not include bunions and hammer toes)
  • Be registered blind
  • Have a neurological condition, e.g. spina bifida, cerebral palsy
  • Have rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints and internal organs; also known as “lupus”) or a similar disorder

Further information

The information given on your application form will be assessed.

  • If you do not appear eligible we will write to you. You will then have the opportunity to add more information to your application if required.
  • If you are eligible for further assessment, your application will be prioritised and you will be sent a letter telling you of the current waiting time for an assessment appointment.