Solihull Community Services Podiatry Department provides a comprehensive range of services tailored to your foot health needs. We strive to provide an equitable and accessible service to everyone who needs us. The range of services currently provided by the foot health (Podiatry) department includes:
- Routine treatment for those identified as having a medical need for Professional foot care.
- Nail Surgery to support resolution of ingrowing toe nails, or other painful nail conditions
- Foot screening for people with diabetes mellitus with identified foot health complications such as deformity, loss of protective sensation or blood supply changes to the feet.
- Educational programmes for carers and other groups
- Assessment of biomechanical abnormalities of the feet and lower limb
- Prescription of orthoses
- Fitting and issuing of orthotic devices,
- Joint clinic held with physiotherapy for children.
- High risk clinics for those with tissue viability problems requiring rapid assessment, treatment and interventions to improve healing rates and reduce risk of further deterioration of skin condition
- Intermediate diabetic foot clinic for those with active foot ulceration requiring the support of the multi-disciplinary team
Foot Care assistants also provide nail care and have a supportive role in the specialist diabetes, and nail surgery clinics. Specialist clinics include a multi-disciplinary team for diabetic conditions of the foot and dermatology condition ( E.B) these are currently held and run on behalf of Heart of England Foundation Trust and are located within Solihull hospital.
How can I be referred?
Referrals to the Foot Health Service are currently accepted from all medical professionals. A copy of the referral form is available on the number below if requested.
How can I contact the service?
You can contact the service by calling: 0121 712 8488. The service user phone lines are available Monday to Friday 09:30 till 14:00.
When and where are the clinics?
We provide the foot health service in a variety of locations across the Solihull Borough at a variety of times. Appointments run from community Services buildings, Secondary care (hospitals), GP practices, residential and nursing homes and within the patients own home.