If you are eligible for NHS Chiropody, you may receive this in the Practice.
Free NHS Chiropody is available to people with a foot problem who also have a medical need for treatment; those who are over 70 years of age with a medical problem and those who have:
Peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the feet)
Rheumatoid Arthritis or similar auto-immune diseases
Neuropathic feet (cannot feel pain or pressure)
A history of foot ulceration
Acute bacterial foot or toe infections
Severe foot deformities
Painful foot lesions
Require advice on foot care or shoe buying
Normally you will be referred to the Chiropodist by a member of the Primary Health Care Team; Doctor or Nurse.
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