Podiatry patients are referred to the service internally from consultants or externally from primary care and the community podiatry service, following referral pathways based on NICE clinical guidelines.
- All outpatient clinical services are based within the Podiatry Department in the Aintree Diabetes Centre on the Aintree site.
- In-patient clinical services are focused on the management of the high risk foot and priority is given to those patients admitted with acute foot ulcers.
- Podiatry is part of the inpatient foot team in collaboration with our Diabetes and Microbiology Consultants, aimed at ensuring appropriate clinical management and reducing length of stay. Inpatients requiring non urgent podiatry treatment can be referred to their local community podiatry service on discharge.
- Internally, the service provides podiatry input to the Prosthesis and Wheelchair Centre. Patients are seen as part of their primary assessment and ongoing podiatry care arranged as appropriate.
Out patient clinics are held Mon – Fri 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm.
How to get referred
Patients with diabetic foot ulcers or other acute foot problems are referred to the service either by a consultant or by their GP, Practice Nurse, District Nurse or the Community Podiatry Service.
Patients requiring routine podiatry care are referred to their local community podiatry services for assessment and treatment as necessary.