Foot Health Clinic (Podiatry)

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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.

The service covers:

  • Treatment of foot pain

  • Treatment of the high-risk foot (eg diabetes, circulation problems and rheumatoid arthritis.)

  • Treatment of skin and nail conditions of the foot (must have both a medical and podiatric clinical need).

  • Toenail surgery

  • Foot surgery

  • Footwear

<There is also an Emergency Clinic

This is a walk-in service and does not require an appointment. The clinic runs from Mon-Friday 9am-9:30am at St Leonards and works on a first come first served basis. The Emergency Clinic is for urgent foot problems such as:

•foot ulcerations

•spreading bacterial infections

•suspected fractures

Routine conditions are not an emergency and should be referred in the normal way.


Eligibility criteria


  • Patients who have a foot pathology plus a medical condition that puts the lower limb at risk of complications due to neurological or vascular impairment. 
  • The service is provided for City and Hackney GP registered population only. 
  • City and Hackney GP registered patients who are not local residents but travel to clinics are also eligible.


  • Unregistered City and Hackney residents, for example those with no GP at all; can access the service if appropriately referred by a health care professional
  • Self-referral can be made via the Homerton website 
  • Out of area referrals are accepted with the referring CCG approval


Please note the service does not provide:

  • Nail cutting
  • Verrucae
  • Corn callous treatment for low risk feet, those who do not have PAD or diabetes with lower limb complications

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals

GPs should routinely refer via e-RS using the referral assessment service (RAS).   This will be the only way to refer non-urgent patients to the service and a referral must be attached to complete the process on e-RS.

For current patients, please call the clinical assessment service (CAS) to book an appointment.   Tel:  0207 683 4676

Emergency appointments - St Leonards:   Please call the duty Podiatrist or email Foot Health, St Leonads to arrange an appointment.
Tel: 020 7683 4347/4046.  Email:

High risk patients with urgent foot problems can attend 9 - 10 am, Monday to Friday, be triaged, obtain an appointment and be treated accordingly.

Self-referral Patient Leaflet

Patients can self-refer using the referral form (Attached).



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