Podiatry (foot care)

We provide specialist assessment, advice and treatment to help reduce foot and lower limb pain, and to maintain or improve the health of people’s feet.

Our podiatry service (previously known as chiropody) cares for people who have an injury or medical condition that puts them at risk of developing potentially serious foot problems, such as infections, ulcerations or amputations.

We work to help patients be as mobile as possible, with the minimum of pain and disability, supporting their independence and improving their quality of life.

Our podiatrists are based at GP surgeries, community clinics and hospitals across Dorset. In exceptional circumstances, we can also arrange to visit people who are unable to leave their home.

If you, or your loved one, have concerns about foot or lower limb problems, please discuss with your GP in the first instance. If your GP thinks more specialist treatment is required, he/she will refer you to our service.

For more information about podiatry services, including advice for carers, please email dhc.podiatry.enquiries@nhs.net

Referral info for GP:
Please complete and submit a referral form through Choose and Book. Please ensure that the form is completed in full and attach a medications list. For advice on patient eligibility please see our Podiatry referral guidance.

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Our phone line is under maintenance on Thursday 19 September between 9am and 12pm. If you can't get through on Tuesday, please contact the team on dhc.podiatry.enquiries@nhs.net

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