The scope of practice covered by Podiatric Surgery comprises all surgical procedures for the correction of deformity, the reduction in pain and improvement of function of the foot and associated structures. In reality this includes such conditions as: hammer toes, claw toes, bunions, Tailors bunions, metatarsalgia, flat foot, hypermobility and nail procedures for those who are unsuitable for chemical matricectomy.
The main Health Related Groups (HRG’s) for Podiatric Surgery are H11 and H12.
Where service is based
The non-surgical activity is carried out in community clinics and Hospitals.
The majority of the surgical activity for the south east and the south west is carried out at Orsett Hospital Day Surgery Unit and at the BMI Southend Private Hospital, with ad hoc sessions at Chelmsford Medical Centre. West Essex surgery is undertaken in Oak Unit at St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping.
Hours of operation
09.00 to 12.20 and 13.30 to 17.00
Monday to Friday.
How to contact service
Tel: 01702 538141
How to access the service
Referrals are accepted from:
- Health professionals