Our podiatry teams provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.

Our treatments are focused on relieving symptoms, improving function, disease prevention, and maintaining independence and well-being.

We see people who are having problems with their feet. Our podiatry services help you look after your feet by providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.

We provide a range of foot health related services including:

  • Screening and treatment of at-risk patients
  • Chronic and acute ulcer management
  • Orthotic and insole prescription and manufacture for feet
  • Nail surgery
  • Removal of corns, and other soft tissue lesions
  • Health promotion, education and advice
  • Maintenance care for chronic and irreversible foot problems

Podiatry services are provided on a needs-led basis. Any member of the community requiring foot care or foot health advice will receive an initial assessment or education session. Eligibility for treatment will be assessed against a patient's foot condition and any medical or physical condition that may be an influencing factor.

Medical priority for treatment will be given to people with any of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory or connective tissue disorders
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Neurological disorders affecting the foot and lower limb
  • HIV/immunosuppressed/long term steroid therapy
  • Podiatric priority for treatment will be given to people with any of the following:
  • Acute pain
  • Acute/chronic painful lesions
  • Other acute problems including ulceration, infection, haemorrhage
  • Bio-mechanical problems or gait dysfunction

Non-eligible conditions for treatment include:

  • Patients with no foot or medical priority conditions requiring continued care
  • Patients able to undertake their own basic foot and nail care
  • Those with carers or relatives able to do so
  • Minor callous and verrucae which are asymptomatic (painless)
  • Problems that are caused or aggravated by inappropriate footwear

Referral information required by our services 

Our podiatry service requires standard patient and referrer information, including NHS number, contact and address details.

We also require information about the reason for the referral, past medical history, and whether the referral is urgent, non-urgent, or routine.

Referrals can be made via Barnet Community Point of Access:

Our podiatry team treat a number of conditions, from in-growing toenails to foot ulcers.

We look after people of all ages, but we do have to make assessments on who to see depending on your clinical needs.

Our podiatrists are trained to provide education about foot health, as well as offering treatment and advice on conditions affecting your feet and lower limbs.

We provide home visits for people who have conditions which prevent them from leaving the house.
 

Who we see

General assessment and treatment

Once you've been referred to us, we will assess you. This gives us the information that we need to plan your care. Our podiatrists will examine your foot and ask you about your medical history.

We base our care plans on your clinical need, and offer you a care package which is individual to you. If you have another health condition, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or vascular disease, we consider this when we assess what you need.

If we assess you and don't find that you have foot problems that need our help or any other conditions which might put you at risk, we will provide you with some advice about looking after your feet and discharge you to your GP.

General foot problems

We can treat you for general foot problems, such as corns, or callous nails. During your appointment, we will offer you help and advice to reduce risk of you having foot health problems in the future as much as possible.

In-growing toenails

We provide:

  • corrective nail surgery under local anaesthetic
  • assessment and diagnosis for a range of skin and nail conditions, including tinea pedis and hyperkeratosis
  • treatment using mechanical debridement (this means using a scalpel to remove corns and callous)
  • treatment using chemical therapies (these are medicaments used specifically to relieve pain and irritation).

Back pain and foot care

Podiatry care doesn't stop at the ankle! Walking with flat feet can lead to long-term problems such as pain in your hips and knees, strains on your ankles, and even back and neck pain. We can assess you and provide effective treatments to improve your foot function and gait, including joint manipulation, strapping, and exercise regimes.

Foot ulcers and wounds 

If you have a foot ulcer, we will treat you until it has healed. If you have a complex, non-healing ulcer linked to diabetes, we may refer you to a specialist podiatrist at our hospital site, who works closely with other professionals in our diabetes team. If you have a chronic foot ulcer which needs long-term, regular dressings, we will care for you jointly with your local district nurses and your GP.  

Diabetes and foot care 

If you have diabetes, you are more likely to develop foot ulcers, as diabetes can affect your foot health. We will make a special assessment and provide you with advice and treatment to can prevent more serious problems from developing. Regular care from a podiatrist plays a critical role helping someone with diabetes manage their foot care.

If you have diabetes but have not previously been assessed as having foot health risk factors, your GP will review your foot health every year. Our team can only perform a diabetic foot review if you have complications which have already been identified by your GP. 

Vascular disease and foot care

If you have a vascular disease, you may need some particular foot care. We will assess you and provide care according.

Neurological conditions

If you have a neurological condition, or are recovering from a stroke, it is very likely that you will need some care from a podiatrist. We offer a range of treatments, including exercise programmes, strapping techniques, orthotics and footwear advice.

Arthritis

If you have arthritis or another rheumatology condition, you are particularly at risk of developing problems with your feet, including deformities, foot ulcers and infections. Once we have assessed you, we will offer you specialised care to keep your feet as healthy as possible.

Orthotics and insoles

If you have problems linked to your feet, ankles, knees, hips, lower back and gait, we may be able to help by using orthotics (known as insoles). We give expert footwear advice to  help keep you comfortable if you have painful or malformed feet. We also prescribe appropriate insoles or orthotics. 

Care for older people

If you are elderly, it's particularly important to look after your feet. This helps to keep you mobile and independent. We provide a range of clinical services for older people, and also offer education and practical training to you and your carer to help you look after your feet.  

Falls prevention 

We work closely with you and with our falls prevention team to help reduce your risk of falls if you are elderly. We offer continuing support, and can provide advice on good footwear which will help to keep you stable.
 

Location and contact information

  • Telephone: 020 8102 3456
  • Email address: clcht.brentspa@nhs.net
  • Location: Willesden Centre for Health and Care
     

Referral information

Routine referrals will come through to the Brent SPA. The SPA will be available from 08:00 to 17:00. Outside of the SPA opening times, please use the SPA number and your call will be routed directly to the clinical teams that operate out of these hours. To contact the SPA, telephone 020 8102 3456 or email clcht.brentspa@nhs.net.

Download our referral form.

Referrals can be made by completing one of the following referral forms:

and returning to the address below:

CLCH Single Point of Access (SPA)
The Medical Centre 
First Floor
7e Woodfield Road 
London W9 3XZ

Contacting our Single Point of Access (SPA)

Clinician queries

  • Phone: 020 8102 5520
  • Email (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm): cbo@nhs.net

Patient queries

Merton podiatry service is offered Mondays to Friday between 08:30 to 16:30. Referrals to podiatry should go through the Merton Single Point of Access (SPA).

Clinicians and health professional queries (Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm) should contact the team on:

For patient queries: (Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 6pm):

Abingdon Health Centre

  • Address: 89-92 Earls Court Road, London, W8 6EG
  • Phone: 020 7795 8400

Barnet Hospital

  • Address: Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ
  • Phone: 0845 111 4000

Charing Cross Hospital

  • Address: Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF
  • Phone: 020 3311 1234

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

  • Address: 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH
  • Phone: 020 3315 8000

Colville Health Centre

  • Address: 51 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 1PA
  • Phone: 020 7221 2650

Edgware Community Hospital

  • Address: Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD
  • Phone: 020 8952 2381

Emperors Gate Health Centre

  • Address: 49 Emperors Gate, London, SW7 4HJ
  • Phone: 020 8102 5600

Finchley Memorial Hospital

  • Address: Granville Road, North Finchley, London, N12 0JE

Grahame Park Health Centre

  • Address: The Concourse, Grahame Park Estate, London, NW9 5XT
  • Phone: 020 8205 6204

Hammersmith Hospital

  • Address: Du Cane Road, London, W12 0HS
  • Phone: 020 83883 3074

Health @ the Stowe

  • Address: 260 Harrow Road, London, W2 5ES
  • Phone: 020 7316 6800

Lighthouse West London

  • Address: 111 – 117 Lancaster Road, Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 1QT
  • Phone: 020 7313 2900

Lisson Grove Health Centre

  • Address: Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EG
  • Phone: 020 7563 6100

Marylebone Health Centre

  • Address: 17a Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LT
  • Phone: 020 8102 4570

Mill Hill Clinic

  • Address: Hartley Avenue, London, NW7 2HX
  • Phone: 020 8959 3005

Nelson Centre

  • Address: Kingston Road, SW20 8DA
  • Phone: 020 3668 3300

Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing

  • Address: 56 Bloemfontein Road, London, W12 7FG
  • Phone: 020 8102 6000

Parsons Green Health Centre

  • Address: 5-7 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL
  • Phone: 020 8102 4000

Richford Gate Primary Care Centre

  • Address: 49 Richford Gate, Richford Street, London, W6 7HY
  • Phone: 020 8102 3600

Soho Centre for Health and Care

  • Address: 29-30 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QS
  • Phone: 020 7534 6500

South Westminster Centre for Health

  • Address: St Georges House, 82 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PF
  • Phone: 020 7963 2444

St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing

  • Address: Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ
  • Phone: 020 8969 2488

The Medical Centre

  • Address: 7E Woodfield Road, London, W9 3XZ
  • Phone: 020 7266 8600

Torrington Park Health Centre

  • Address: 16 Torrington Park, North Finchley, London, N12 9SS
  • Phone: 020 8492 6400

Vale Drive Health Centre

  • Address: Vale Drive, EN5 2ED
  • Phone: 020 8447 3500

Violet Melchett Clinic

  • Address: 30 Flood Walk, London, SW3 5RR
  • Phone: 020 7349 2800

Watling Clinic

  • Address: 36 Cressingham Road, Edgware, HA8 0RW
  • Phone: 020 8959 6931

Willesden Centre for Health and Care 

  • Address: Robson Avenue, London NW10 3RY
  • Phone: 020 8102 3456 

World’s End Health Centre

  • Address: 529 Kings Road, London, SW10 0UD
  • Phone: 020 7349 3200

Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre

  • Address: 275 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow, Midlesex, HA2 9DX
  • Phone: 0300 555 8889

Caryl Thomas Clinic

  • Address: Headstone Drive, Wealdstone, Middlesex, HA1 4UQ
  • Phone: 0300 555 8889

Nelson Health Centre

  • Address: Kingston Road, SW20 8DA

Wideway Health Centre

  • Address: 15 Wide Way, Mitcham, CR4 1BP

Morden Road Clinic

  • Address: 254 Morden Road, Morden, London, SW19 3DA

Harpenden Memorial Hospital

  • Address: Carlton Road, Harpenden, AL5 4TA
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

Marlowes Health & Wellbeing Centre

  • Address: 41 Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1LD
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

Avenue Clinic

  • Address: The Avenue, Watford, WD17 3NU
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

Potters Bar Community Hospital

  • Address: Barnet Road, Potters Bar, EN6 2RY
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

Elstree Way Clinic

  • Address: Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1JT
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

Skidmore Way Clinic

  • Address: Skidmore Way, Rickmansworth, WD3 1SZ
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

Oxhey Drive

  • Address: South Oxhey Surgery, 85 Oxhey Drive, Watford, WD19 7SZ
  • Phone: 03000 200 656

St Albans Health and Wellbeing Centre

  • Address: St Albans Civic Centre, St Peter's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JE
  • Phone: 03000 200 656