Podiatry (Community)

Podiatrists (Chiropodists) diagnose and treat abnormalities of the lower limb and the Podiatry department provides a comprehensive foot care service.

The department offers treatment and gives professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and on proper care of the foot.

Podiatric Surgery is available for patients requiring investigations or surgical interventions for their foot problems. These patients are referred to one of our Consultants in Podiatric Surgery who head a team of experienced staff.

Procedures such as bunion joint surgery, correction of lesser toe deformity, ganglion excision, cysts and neuromas are performed under nerve block anaesthesia. This is followed by a full post-operative care plan.

The Podiatry Service is currently available to anyone who has a medical or podiatric need for treatment or prevention. This includes those with a medical condition which places them at risk without podiatry care, those with a painful foot condition, anyone requiring nail surgery and anyone requiring Podiatric Surgery

All access to the service is through a self-referral or through a referral from a GP or Health Care Professional.

Referrals for Podiatric Surgery should be made by letter to the Specialist in Podiatric Surgery at Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre.

Podiatry is provided at health centres, patients’ homes and via the Podiatry Mobile Unit at Day Centres, SEC and Sheltered Housing Locations. Podiatric Surgery is operated as on out-patients basis at Netherton Health Centre with operative procedures at Corbett Outpatient Centre.

Clinic times

  • Monday to Friday – 09.00-17.00

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Community Health & Social Care Centres
Where to find us
  • Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre, Venture Way, DY5 1RU
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 321427
  • (01384) 321428
  • (01384) 321429

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Community Services and Integrated Care