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Foot Care Service (Podiatry)

We can help you treat and manage conditions and diseases that affect your foot and lower limbs, so that you can stay mobile and prevent any future complications.

Once you’re referred to us, we’ll carry out an initial assessment of your issue and book you in for a full appointment.

At your appointment, we’ll do some simple tests and ask you about your symptoms. We might check your arteries for a build-up of fatty deposits (Peripheral Arterial Disease) and any pain related to your nervous system (Neuropathic status).

Where possible, we’ll give you advice about how you can improve your condition. We can also make orthotics or insoles for you, and prescribe you with chair side devices for further support and cushioning.

Depending on your needs, we may recommend further assessments to see how we can best support you or refer you to another service in our hospital if we feel you might benefit from another service.

If you have a short or long term condition that’s causing you pain or discomfort in your lower legs and feet, we may do a biomechanical or musculoskeletal assessment. This means we’ll look at how you move, and how your lower limbs work.

We may also provide this service for children with development problems, or if you have a sports injury.

We’ll look at your feet, legs and body position while you’re sitting, walking (gait analysis) and holding items. We’ll also check your muscle strength and range of movement.

If your condition is caused by an imbalance in the way you move, we may recommend different types of treatment, such as:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching
  • Strapping
  • Orthotics/insole provision
  • Advice about footwear and activities
  • Referral onwards

If we do arrange this assessment with you, you should bring a few pairs of worn shoes and any prescribed orthotics or insoles to help us understand your condition better.

If you have a long term condition, such as diabetes which may cause a change in the nervous system in your feet (Neuropathy) or poor circulation in your feet and leg pain because of fatty deposits in your arteries (Peripheral Arterial Disease), we can help you maintain your mobility and healthy tissue.

We can also support you if you have a history of foot ulcerations.

We’ll guide you on different techniques so that you can self-manage your condition, and how you can help prevent a serious foot condition developing.

Unfortunately, you’re not eligible for this service if you have a low risk of foot problems caused by diabetes. 

If you have damaged skin and wounds on your feet, such as ulcers or ulcerations, we can provide you with specialist care.

We’ll work closely with our other teams to make sure that we’re treating all the possible causes of your foot problems and prevent it from happening again.

If you’ve got diabetes and you notice a break in the skin on your feet, you should contact your nearest Podiatry clinic or your GP.

We can perform toenail surgery if you have a condition which, if left untreated, could lead to an infection or tissue breakdown. We do this under local anaesthesia, which means we’ll numb the area. You’ll still be awake but you won’t feel any pain.

If you’re being treated for a build-up of fatty deposits (Peripheral Arterial Disease) or pain related to your nervous system (Neuropathy) and repeatedly deal with damaged or infected toenails, we’ll provide you with some simple foot care advice and education.

To access our service, you’ll need to be referred through to our service by your healthcare professional, such as your GP.

If you’re a patient with Diabetes, you can self-refer by emailing one of our teams. We’ll then send you a referral form to complete:

Bracknell: bks-tr.PodiatryBracknell@nhs.net

Reading: bks-tr.Readingpodiatry@nhs.net

Slough: bks-tr.podiatry.slough@nhs.net

West Berkshire: bks-tr.WBCHpodiatry@nhs.net

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: bks-tr.podiatrymaidenheadandwindsor@nhs.net

Wokingham: bks-tr.PodiatryWokingham@nhs.net

If you’re housebound, we can assess you for a home visit to make sure you get the treatment you need.

Our clinics are open and available for contact between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Booking lines are typically available in the mornings, or you can email our teams if you prefer.

You can call or email teams at our clinics directly if you find this more convenient.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm

Bracknell

Great Hollands Health Centre

Great Hollands Square
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 8WY

Phone number  01344 458107

Fax number  0118 313 1441

Email    bks-tr.PodiatryBracknell@nhs.net

 

Skimped Hill Health Centre

Skimped Hill
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1LH

Phone number  01344 458107

Fax number  0118 313 1441

Email    bks-tr.PodiatryBracknell@nhs.net

 

Reading

Tilehurst clinic

Corwen Road
Reading 
Berkshire
RG30 4TA

Phone number  0118 938 2135

Fax number  0118 313 1430

Email    bks-tr.Readingpodiatry@nhs.net

Whitley Health Centre

268 Northumberland Avenue
Reading 
Berkshire
RG2 7PJ

Phone number  0118 938 2135

Email    bks-tr.Readingpodiatry@nhs.net

 

Royal Berkshire Hospital 

London Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5AN

Phone number  0118 322 7110

Email    bks-tr.Readingpodiatry@nhs.net

 

Slough

Langley Health Centre

Common Road
Langley
Slough
Berkshire
SL3 8LE

Phone number  0300 365 0555

Fax number  0118 313 1436

Email     bks-tr.podiatry.slough@nhs.net

 

Upton Hospital

Podiatry department
Albert Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 2BJ

Phone number  0300 365 0555

Fax number  0118 313 1436

Email     bks-tr.podiatry.slough@nhs.net

 

West Berkshire

West Berkshire Community Hospital

London Road
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18 3AS 

Phone number  01635 273337

Fax number  0118 313 1405

Email                   bks-tr.WBCHpodiatry@nhs.net

 

Hungerford Community Health Centre

The Croft
Hungerford
Berkshire
RG17 0HY

Consultations are by appointment only

Phone number  01635 273337

Email                   bks-tr.WBCHpodiatry@nhs.net

 

Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead

King Edward VII Hospital

St Leonard's Road
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 3DP

Phone number  0300 365 0555

Fax number  0118 313 1438

Email bks-tr.podiatrymaidenheadandwindsor@nhs.net

 

St Mark's Hospital 

St Mark's Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 6DU

Phone number  0300 365 0555

Fax number  0118 313 1438

Email bks-tr.podiatrymaidenheadandwindsor@nhs.net

 

Wokingham

Wokingham Hospital

Barkham Road
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG41 2RE

Phone number  0118 949 5114

Fax number  0118 3131446

Email bks-tr.PodiatryWokingham@nhs.net