Claypath and University Primary Care Network Podiatry Service

Our Primary Care Network has an established podiatry service (run by Mr John Cottrell) at its University Health Centre site each Monday and Wednesday to enable practice patients to have timely access to podiatry following the onset of a foot problem. Timely access has been proven to reduce problems persisting for a long time or constantly recurring. 

High Demand Issue

We are currently experiencing very high demand for our PCN podiatrist. Where we are unable to offer an appointment with him, patients will have to instead self-refer to the local hospital team who will be able to offer an appointment. The self referral form can be found on this link.

The services provided include:

  • general routine foot care (nails and painful corns and callous, verrucae)
  • management of onychocryptosis with inflammation/infection
  • analysis and management of foot infection
  • analysis of pain from musculoskeletal foot conditions affecting health and mobility
  • advice and treatment of athletes foot, smelly feet, dry and cracked feet, pain bunions

The service is not available for patients with:

  • excessive bleeding (patients to be directed to A&E)
  • diabetic ulceration/non-healing foot wounds (patients to be referred to diabetic foot clinic)
  • podiatry conditions that are not affecting health and mobility e.g. a verruca that looks ugly but does not cause pain, etc.
  • patients who have not been telephone pre-screened for COVID-19 in line with clinical guidelines

If you have a general foot problem, therefore, please self-refer into our podiatry clinic by telephoning one of our practice receptionists (at either site) who will be happy to allocate you an appointment slot.  You do not have to be referred into this service by a practice GP or other clinician.

Call the Surgery to Arrange a Podiatry Appointment

Last modified: November 9, 2023