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Children's Foot Health

Podiatry (Chiropody) Service

Our team consists of qualified podiatrists, and foot care technicians. All of our podiatrists are registered with the national regulatory body, The Health Professions Council.

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 possibly as a result of:

  • Arthritis
  • Physical disability
  • Infection
  • Diabetes
  • Poor circulation
  • Amputation
  • Injury
  • Inability to self-care due to e.g. mental health problems or learning disabilities

Further information can be obtained from:

The website of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
The website of the Health Professions Council.


Service Information

Where is the service provided from?

The podiatry service is coordinated from Merrington House in Spennymoor with clinics available in a range of venues throughout Derwentside, Durham and Chester le Street, Sedgefield, Durham Dales and Darlington.

When is the service provided?

Appointments are available between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday and can be arranged through the booking office at Merrington House 09:30 - 11:30 and 13:30 - 15:30 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?

Patients may be referred to the service by other health care practitioners such as your GP, or patients can self-refer using a referral form normally available at health centres or GP surgeries. We can also post you a form if you contact the booking office on the number below. Advice can also be given regarding eligibility for access to the service.

All referrals are prioritised so that we can deal with urgent cases first. 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 care.

Contact Details:
Telephone: 01388 825 700.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham