A-Z of Services

Podiatry

  • Service Manager Lead: Mary O'Hara
  • Address: Various locations but the main site is Leander Road Primary Care Centre,  949 London Road, Croydon, CR7 6JE
  • Reception phone number: 020 8274 6820

About the service

Podiatrists are health care professionals qualified to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

Croydon Health Services Podiatry department can only accept referrals from health professionals for people with known medical conditions. People with diabetes are able to self-refer.

Assessments appointments are available at: Leander Road (main headquarters), Purley War Memorial Hospital, Croydon University Hospital, Waddon Clinic, Parkway Health Centre and Thornton Heath Health Centre.

Podiatry treatment can be accessed in community clinics throughout Croydon, and Croydon University Hospital.

Podiatry is available Monday to Friday; please contact your local community location for their opening hours.

Leander Road phone lines are open 9am -4pm

The services we offer are:

  • Nail assessment and nail surgery for the removal under Local Anaesthesia of onychocryptosis / ingrown toenail (requiring a GP referral).
  • Biomechanics is the scientific study of the movement and forces acting on the living body. In podiatry we use an understanding of biomechanics and musculoskeletal medicine to treat pain and pathologies in the lower limb and foot. An abnormal stance and gait (walking pattern) can be the cause of recurrent postural problems which commonly include back, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain.
  • High Risk Foot / Ulcer clinics.
  • Learning Disability – we have a dedicated podiatrist who treats people with a learning disability who need podiatry, mainly in their own homes.
  • Mental Health – we provide a service to people with mental health problems at Bethlam and Maudsley Hospital, or in their residential home.
  • Domiciliary Service, for patients who are housebound, and a service to residential care and nursing homes.

Who we treat

Children and adults registered with a Croydon GP.

Locations

Our main site is the Leander Road Care Centre, with community clinics throughout Croydon in Croydon University Hospital, Purley War Memorial Hosptial, Parkway, Sanderstead, Shirley, Thornton Heath, Woodside and Waddon.

Podiatry assessment clinics are held at the Leander Road Primary Care Centre, Purley War Memorial Hospital or Croydon University Hospital.

Leander Road Primary Care Centre, 949 London Road, Croydon, CR7 6JE. Tel: 020 8274 6820

How to refer or self-refer

The Podiatry department only accepts referrals from health professionals for people with known medical conditions. People with diabetes are able to self-refer. All must be patients with a Croydon Registered GP.

Those requiring routine podiatry must meet the medical need access criteria detailed on the referral. (Diabetes, immune system disorder, CVA, PVD, COPD, RhA, anticoagulant therapy other than aspirin, acute cancer treatment).

Referrals for Nail Surgery and Biomechanics do not have to meet the access criteria detailed for routine assessment/treatment.

Referral criteria

Nail Surgery - children / adults with onychocryptosis / ingrowing nail - not fungal infection.

Biomechanics – children / adults with mechanical foot leg pain/pathology

Routine – Diabetes, immune system disorder, CVA, PVD, COPD, RhA, anticoagulant therapy (other than aspirin), acute cancer treatment 

How to refer

Please use this form to make referrals.

Email: ch-tr.podiatryadmin@nhs.net

Tel: 020 8274 6820

Locations

Our main site is the Leander Road Care Centre, with community clinics throughout Croydon in Croydon University Hospital, Purley War Memorial Hosptial, Parkway, Sanderstead, Shirley, Thornton Heath, Woodside and Waddon.

Podiatry assessment clinics are held at the Leander Road Primary Care Centre, Purley War Memorial Hospital or Croydon University Hospital.

Leander Road Primary Care Centre 949 London Road, Croydon, CR7 6JE. Tel: 020 8274 6820