Frequently Asked Questions
We have tried to list a number of questions we regularly
get asked at the practice.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate
to contact us on 01252 545 454.
• This practice uses consent forms for any invasive
procedure such as local analgesics or any form of surgery.
• It is a legal document which states you understand
what we are going to do.
• The use of consent forms ensures you understand
the procedure and any implications.
• If you need more information or don’t understand
• A local analgesic is used to block the nerves which
carry the pain sensation to the brain.
• A local anaesthetic is typically applied when either
the condition or the intended procedure is painful.
• An injection is used to apply the local analgesic.
• Your Podiatrist will need to check your medical
history and current medications before this procedure to
ensure your safety.
The practice is on the ground floor with a small concrete
slope to the front door. All doors are wide enough to accommodate
wheelchairs (both electric and manual). There is a disabled
toilet at the rear of the building. Patients are normally
seen using a bespoke hydraulic chair but we can also treat
you in your wheelchair.
If you are genuinely housebound we are happy to provide
a domiciliary service, this is usually on a Monday afternoon
and will incur an additional charge based on travel distance
and time taken.
All professional staff are HPC (Health Professions Council)
registered. It is a criminal offence to use the titles “Chiropodist”
or “Podiatrist” if you are not registered. Registration
requires certain professional standards and qualifications
as well as evidence of continued professional development
Further information can obtained with the following link: