Coronavirus update - updated 8th June
The College of Podiatry guidelines have recently been updated to allow all HCPC Registered Podiatrists to be able to treat all patients who are triaged for treatment, or key workers with foot/ankle pain that prevents them from working.
Therefore we will now be able to treat a higher number of patients during our triage.
Our aim is to prevent development of other problems which require access to GPs & hospitals. Simple podiatry measures can prevent more serious complications and reduces the burden on NHS services. For example, several of our podiatrists are also able to supply antibiotics if required.
We are currently making contact with patients who were cancelled from our clinics to discuss their current footcare requirements based on a triage by our podiatrists, . If you have not been contacted yet but feel you require urgent treatment, please contact us and we can advise further.
If you still have an appointment scheduled with us, we will be in contact prior to your appointment to provide further advice.
Our reception team is still working from home therefore please phone us to discuss an appointment. Unfortunately our podiatrists cannot make appointments for you at the clinic.
We are available to contact by telephone and email during office hours (9am-5pm) should you require advice or to request emergency treatment. If we do not answer, please leave a message and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Emergency treatments attended to include:
ingrown toenails showing signs of infection,
wounds and ulceration, or
corns or callus showing signs of potential breakdown/infection.
We will triage all patients by telephone in the first instance and if possible, please could you send photos of your foot problem to our email address below.
When attending your appointment
Please arrive on time but not too early, and please only attend by yourself if possible.
Our doors will be locked to provide protection to our patients entering/leaving our clinics. We are also increasing the time between our appointments to assist this movement and to allow for increased cleaning and decontamination.
Our podiatrists will be wearing full PPE; mask, apron, and a visors, and we also have a patient screen over our treatment couch. We are advising our patients to wear a mask or scarf when attending and to wear throughout your treatment. Please use the hand sanitiser when entering/leaving the clinic.
We will only be accepting card payments, and please ensure you read about our new fees from 17th May 2020.
From all the team at Instep, keep well and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Phone: (01506) 333009