Who is this service for?
People of any age that have a foot problem combined with an underlying medical condition that is affecting the circulation and/or sensation in the lower leg or foot which may put them at risk of hospitalisation leading to amputation.
People who are registered with a Bristol based GP.
What we do
The Bristol Podiatry Service provides a specialist role in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot problems for those registered with a Bristol GP. Access to this service is only for those with complex medical conditions which puts the lower limb at ‘high risk’ of complications.
Our service provides podiatry services in community clinics across Bristol and a restricted home visiting service for those that are chair/bedbound.
The treatment provided will be based on medical and podiatric need. The care the podiatry services provide includes:
- Screening for people with diabetes at moderate or high risk of developing foot complications.
- Minor surgery using local anaesthetic e.g. nail surgery.
- Immediate, short term and long term solutions for painful foot conditions for those people classed as high risk.
- Acute wound management.
- Risk line staffed by a clinician for people with diabetes (Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm).
How do I access this service?
We can only accept referrals from health care professional including GPs, health visitors, community nurses, practice nurses and Allied Health Professional’s (AHPs).
You cannot refer yourself to the Podiatry Service.
This service runs from the following locations: Amelia Nutt Clinic | Brooklea Health Centre | Charlotte Keel | East Trees Medical Centre | Fishponds Health Centre | Hartcliffe Health Centre | Hampton House Health Centre | Horfield Health Centre | John Milton Clinic | Knowle Clinic | Montpelier Health Centre | Shirehampton Health Centre | Southmead Health Centre | St George Health Centre | St John’s Lane Health Centre | Stockwood Health Centre | Wellspring Healthy Living Centre | William Budd Clinic