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Foot Health - Tower Hamlets

 

     

    Address

    Mile End Hospital
    Bancroft Road
    London
    E1 4DG
    United Kingdom

    Opening hours
    Departmental opening hours are 8.30 am - 5.00 pm (Daily Emergency Clinic 8:30 am prompt Monday-Friday, excl Bank Holidays).
    Email address
    Telephone number
    020 7771 5775

    GP can refer using through EMIS using the template 'Single Point of Access CHS Referral TH CEG (RP) v5' then email form to thgpcg.spa@nhs.net  

    Any other health professional in Tower Hamlets can refer patients to this service using our referral form and email to thgpcg.spa@nhs.net 

    Patients can self refer to the Emergency Clinic at Mile End Hospital at 8.30am Monday- Friday (except bank holidays) 

    Please ask your GP or health professional for a referral. For appointments, the service runs: 
    2nd Floor, Grove House, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG (Mon-Fri: 08.30 – 17.00)

    Bethnal Green Health Centre, 60 Florida Street, London E2 6LL

    Newby Place Health Centre, 21 Newby Place, London E14 0EY

    Patients can self refer to the emergency clinic. 

    Urgent Foot Conditions

    • Blisters and sores
    • Discharging and infected wounds
    • Inflamed areas such as acute ingrowing toenails

    Routine Foot Conditions 

    • Diabetics with complications affecting their feet (Not painful neuropathy)
    • Peripheral arterial disease patients
    • Peripheral sensory neuropathy
    • Rheumatoid arthritis affecting tissue viability
    • Lymphoedema affecting tissue viability with active or previous ulcer
    • Significant foot deformity and congenital foot issue requiring footwear 
    • Previous ulcers requiring foot protection 
    • Diagnosed mental health issues & learning disability affecting ability to self foot care
    • Diagnosed dementia unable to self foot care 

    People who have generic foot care needs will be signposted to accredited podiatry services which they will need to pay for.
    If you do not meet the above criteria for NHS podiatry services, you can arrange to see a private podiatrist. 


    You can find a list of local non-NHS providers here

     

    Exclusion Criteria 

    ImportantTop five not accepted foot health referrals:
    1. Diabetics with painful peripheral neuropathy or burning sensation to feet
    2. Anyone with a verruca or fungal infection
    3. People with rheumatoid arthritis affecting their feet requiring musculoskeletal
    assessment or insole therapy
    4. People with plantar fasciitis, heel pain, digital deformities or bunions
    5. Anyone requiring an internal or external heel raise for a leg length discrepancy

    The department consists of a small team based at Mile End Hospital, Bethnal Green Health Centre and Newby Place and provides high risk specialised podiatric interventions.

    The podiatry team is formed of podiatrists and trained foot care assistants working together to provide advice and clinical expertise for patients experiencing high risk foot problems.

    Useful Websites:

    Emergency Foot Clinic

    Patients can self refer to the Emergency Clinic at Mile End Hospital at 8.30am Monday- Friday (except bank holidays) 

    Referral Criteria Emergency Foot Clinic

    • Blisters and sores
    • Discharging and infected wounds
    • Inflamed areas such as acute ingrowing toenails