The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Podiatry

Description of service
Podiatry is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the human foot.
The Podiatrist has many specialist roles, which include:

  • Care of the diabetic foot
  • Foot ulcers
  • Nail surgery
  • Care of children’s feet
  • Specialist shoes and insoles


How can people access the service?
A request for podiatry treatment should be made by completing our Podiatry Application Form.
These can be completed on behalf of the patient by other health care professionals.
The application form asks for details about a patient’s general health and their medication.
These are available at GP surgeries or Clinics/Health Centres.
It is important to fill in all parts of the podiatry referral form so that the application can be properly processed.

Application forms should be posted to:
Podiatry Department
Astley Clinic
Dam House
Astley Hall Drive
Astley
Manchester
M29 7TX
Telephone: 01942 483483


What happens next?
Your application will be triaged against the service access criteria
Assessment appointments will only be sent to those people who have met the access criteria. Treating minor foot problems and nail care in the healthy individual is no longer the role of the NHS Podiatrist.
At the initial appointment your medical and podiatric needs will be assessed and a decision taken as to future ongoing podiatry provision. This will then be reviewed on a regular basis.


Where is the service offered?
Health Centres and Clinics

  • Patients’ Homes
  • Nursing and Residential Homes
  • Day Centres

Wigan and Leigh Hospice

Contact details
Podiatry Department
Astley Clinic
Dam House
Astley Hall Drive
Astley
Manchester
M29 7TX
Telephone: 01942 483483


Related websites
For further information you can visit The College of Podiatry at www.cop.org.uk.