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Our Services

Podiatry

The Podiatry Department provides a comprehensive service in South Tyneside aimed at improving foot health, minimising foot and lower limb conditions and improving the quality of life by reducing foot pain and discomfort by curing or improving podiatric conditions.

We provide the following services:

  • Diabetes Outpatient Clinics – The key function of these clinics is the rapid access to assessment and treatment for patients experiencing diabetic foot ulceration. The aim is to heal ulceration as quickly as possible and to promote better awareness of the risk factors and improve the prevention of further foot complications.
  • Nail Surgery assessment and procedure – Full / partial nail removal for patients with recurrent ingrown toe nails or gross thickening of nails under local anaesthetic.
  • Electro Surgery – removal at dermo-epidermal junction of long standing lesions such as plantar corns, verrucae which have not responded to conventional treatment.
  • Biomechanics. Insoles, pressure-relieving devices and dynamic devices to realign the foot and assist/cure biomechanical or gait problems.
  • General Podiatry Treatment – service offered to patients with a medical/podiatric need in accordance with the agreed departmental access criteria ( detailed below)
  • Domiciliary Visits – offered to patients who are deemed totally housebound.
  • Service/s also available – Acupuncture.

Please note that you must be referred to the Podiatry service by a health care professional, as the service no longer accepts self referrals for treatment

The service is provided from the following locations:

South Tyneside:

Cleadon Park (South Shields), Sited at the “Nook”, Prince Edward Road, South Shields, NE34 8PS

Flagg Court, (South Shields) Sited “just off Ocean Road”, Dale Street, South Shields, NE33 2PG

Boker Lane Clinic (Boldon) Sited “next to Library at Boldon”, Boker Lane, Boldon,  NE36 0RY

Stanhope Parade (South Shields) Sited at “Chichester  – near the metro station”, Gordon Street, South Shields, NE33 4JP

Glen Primary Care Centre (Hebburn) Site “next to Hebburn metro station”

Glen Street, Hebburn, NE31 1NU

South Tyneside District Hospital, Outpatients Dept - Rooms G58 and G65

Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL

High Risk Diabetes patients,  Wed pm with consultant too

Contacting the department

You can contact the service by telephone on (0191) 4028100 between 9am to 12noon and 1pm to 4pm. The service can also have information sent via fax to (0191) 4041316 or you can email us at Podiatry@stft.nhs.uk  or if you are contacting from an NHS organisation and have an NHS.net account you can email us at Sty-tr.Podiatry@nhs.net

The service operates Monday – Friday between 8.30am – 4.30pm.

 

Locations for Podiatry in South Tyneside:

Cleadon Park Primary Care Trust, South Shields

Flagg Court Health Centre, South Shields

Boker Lane Health Centre, East Boldon

Stanhope Parade Health Centre, South Shields

The Glen Primary Care Centre, Hebburn

South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields