Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000


The podiatry service assesses patients with foot problems or those who present with a medical need such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis that puts their feet at risk of developing further complications. Patients can be referred or refer themselves into the service.

Patients are assessed at Leander Road Primary Care Centre, Purley Clinic or Croydon University Hospital.

Podiatry clinics are at a number of community locations throughout Croydon, as well as at Croydon University Hospital.

Podiatry services are provided Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm.




Podiatrists treat corns and callouses, foot ulcers and ingrowing toenails. They also provide  the following services:

  • Nail assessment and nail surgery, requiring a GP referral.
  • Biomechanics to correct and improve foot problems and abnormal gait through the prescription of orthotics/insoles. This service requires a GP or health professional referral.
  • 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.


What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

Once we have received your referral you will be placed on the waiting list. We will write to you asking you to contact the department to make an appointment when we are ready to see you.

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

When you have made your appointment we will confirm this in writing. If you need to change or cancel your appointment the number will be on the letter.

What should I bring to my appointment?

You will be informed of anything you need to bring with you to your appointment.

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive in plenty of time, we may not be able to see you if you are more than 10 minutes late.

Contact Us

Podiatry Department
Leander Road Primary Care Centre
949 London Road
Croydon CR7 6JE

Tel. 020 8274 6820 

Alex Mathieson: Podiatry Services Manager

Chris Swarbrick: Team Leader, Biomechanics

Sandra Norton: Team Leader, Surgery

Adrian Turner: Team Leader, Diabetes

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