Podiatry (Chiropody) Service
In the average
lifetime each individual may walk the equivalent of five times
around the earth; the average adult takes between 4000 and 6000
steps per day. In this context it is widely recognised, and
important to understand that poor foot health has a direct impact
on an individual's independence, quality of life and health
Between 75% and 80% of the adult population has some form of foot
problem with women having approximately four times as many problems
Our team consists of qualified podiatrists, and foot care
technicians. All of our podiatrists are registered with the
national regulatory body, The Health and Care Professions
The podiatry department offers patient assessment, diagnosis, care
planning, treatment and health education services to persons who
present with a medical and, or podiatric condition affecting the
feet that requires professional intervention.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE CARE FOR PEOPLE REQUIRING
SIMPLE TOE NAIL CUTTING OR PEDICURE
Further information can be obtained from:
The College of Podiatry.
The Health Professions Council.
NHS UK Live Well
is the service provided from?
The podiatry service is coordinated from Bishop Auckland Hospital
with clinics available in a range of venues throughout Derwentside,
Durham and Chester le Street, Easington, Sedgefield, Durham Dales
When is the service provided?
Appointments are available between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday and
can be arranged through the booking office at Bishop Auckland
Hospital 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday, though a
message can be left on the answer phone at other times and calls
will be returned within 48 hours.
How do people access the service?
To receive care you must be referred to the Podiatry Service by
your GP, or any other qualified Health Care
All referrals are prioritised so that we can deal with urgent
cases first and you may be offered a remote consultation
appointment or a face to face assessment. At your first appointment
your condition will be assessed and an appropriate course of
treatment will be agreed which may simply consist of advice, a
short course of treatment or in some cases more prolonged