Camden Foot Care (Podiatry) Service

Address:
Peckwater Centre, 6 Peckwater Street
London, NW5 2UX
United Kingdom

Telephone:
020 7685 5601

Camden Foot Care (Podiatry) Service provides assessment, treatment and advice for people with skin, nail or mechanical foot problems, and for people with diabetes.
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Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The service is available to people living in Camden or to people who live outside the Camden border if their general practitioner (GP) is within Camden.

Patients fall into four main groups, and are given short- or long-term treatment plans in line with individual needs. These include:

  1. Patients who need an intensive course of treatment which leads to cure and discharge, for example, nail surgery.
  2. Patients who need a  short course of treatment leading to discharge, for example, treatment for musculo-skeletal conditions, such as orthotics. 
  3. High-risk patients who need ongoing surveillance and management in order to prevent serious limb-threatening complications, for example, neuro/ischaemic diabetics.
  4. High-risk patients who need routine maintenance and regular treatment e.g. patients with rheumatoid conditions.

The service is not suitable for people:

  • With no foot pathology and who only need toenail cutting
  • Who have a verruca
  • Who need custom shoes

How can someone be referred?

The service accepts referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals for patients aged between 16 and 60 who meet the clinical criteria above.

Download Camden Foot Care (Podiatry) Service referral form

If you are aged under 16 or over 60, or have a medical condition that places your feet at risk of ulceration and infection, you can refer yourself by completing the podiatry referral form above.

If you require an emergency referral, e.g. acute pain, inflammation or infection, your GP or other health professional should telephone 020 7685 5601.

People who are homeless in Camden may receive treatment at a monthly clinic, usually held on the first Friday of the month. It takes place from 13:30-16:30 at the Spectrum Centre, 6 Greenland Street, London NW1 0ND (telephone 020 7267 2100). No appointments or referrals are needed, you can just walk in.

Can I use NHS e-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first outpatient appointment?

NHS e-Referral is not applicable to this service.

Service times

Times may vary according to clinic location. We operate an appointments-only service. 

Services are provided at a number of community clinics across the London Borough of Camden. Multi-disciplinary clinics with medical input are held at University College Hospital and St Pancras Hospitals for people who need intensive and complex treatment.  

The service also makes home visits to housebound patients and a transport service is available for patients who are immobile but not housebound. Transport and housebound services are available to people resident in Camden.

You can contact us on 020 7685 5601 (Monday - Friday, 09:30 - 12:00 and 13.30 - 16:00).

Nail cutting service (Age UK)

If you require nail cutting only and do not have other medical needs, please contact Age UK Camden.

Their fee-based clinics run at the following locations:

  • Kentish Town Health Centre
  • Henderson Court
  • Kingsgate Recourse Centre
  • Third Age Project

Home visits are also available.

For further information, call 020 7239 0400. For registration, call 020 7794 6588 and for home visits, call 020 8960 8137.

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