Camden Foot Care (Podiatry) Service provides assessment, treatment and advice for people with skin, nail or mechanical foot problems, and for people with diabetes.
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:
- Patients who need an intensive course of treatment which leads to cure and discharge, for example, nail surgery.
- Patients who need a short course of treatment leading to discharge, for example, treatment for musculo-skeletal conditions, such as orthotics.
- High-risk patients who need ongoing surveillance and management in order to prevent serious limb-threatening complications, for example, neuro/ischaemic diabetics.
- 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
The service accepts referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals for patients aged between 16 and 60 who meet the clinical criteria above.
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.
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).
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