The core purpose of the Foot health Service is to deliver an increasingly evidenced based service to the residents of Newham aimed at reducing foot problems, maintaining or improving mobility and reducing pain through treatment and education in a cost-effective manner at appropriate times to patients.
The service aims to provide high quality intervention for those individuals considered to be at greatest risk of developing foot health complications as a result of complex medical history and podiatric needs.
The service objectives are to:
Improve the clinical outcomes of residents of Newham with lower limb and foot health needs enabling them a better quality of life;
Provide a foot health service working alongside other health and social care services that improve the quality of care for Newham residents with foot health needs - aligned to best practice and national guidelines;
Provide clinical interventions that reduce the debilitating effects of long-term conditions and other illnesses on foot health, thereby promoting greater independence and mobility.
The Foot Health Service has specialist clinics including musculoskeletal, nail surgery and diabetic foot ulcers and run a daily triage assessment clinic. We are involved in multi-disciplinary clinics and ward rounds with vascular and diabetes consultants which take place at Newham University Hospital.
Having our base at the University of East London (UEL) we are working alongside the next generation of podiatrists. Service Staff are on rotation working as clinical educators at UEL developing their student supervisory skills whilst improving their own practice
Where services are run:
Clinical Education Building, University of East London, 1 Ferns Road, Stratford, London, E15 4JE.
Shrewsbury Road Health Centre, Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate, E7 8QP
Appleby Health Centre, 63 Appleby Road, Canning Town, London E16 1LQ
Vicarage Lane Health Centre, 10 Vicarage Lane, Stratford London E15 4ES
Complete service referral form and return to service office. The service accepts self-referrals, referrals from GP's or other healthcare professional e.g.DN/Physio
Team Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The podiatry team is formed of podiatrists and trained foot care assistants working together to provide advice and clinical expertise for patients experiencing foot problems.