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Treatment is provided for inpatients at Stepping Hill Hospital or the Devonshire Centre.
Hospital treatment usually takes place in the podiatry
clinic room, but occasionally the patient will be treated in the ward.
If you are not an inpatient, the
is run by
Stockport Primary Care Trust.
How to contact the service
Wellington Road North
Tel: 0161 426 5401
Who is the service for?
People resident in Stockport or registered with a Stockport doctor.
Patients will be seen who:
Are aged up to 16 years or over 60 years, who have a serious health
problem and / or a painful foot problem
Have a physical impairment or learning disability whick makes it difficult to
care for their feet
Have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral vascular disease,
musculo-skeletal or neurological impairment
Have an ingrowing toenail.
How to request the service
Anyone in the above groups can complete a self-referral form -
these are available from clinics or GP surgeries. In addition, GPs may
refer anyone outside the standard groups if they have an urgent / serious problem -
this referral may be issued by letter only. All patients are seen for advice, and then,
if deemed necessary, transferred to the nearest clinic for treatment.
When is the service available?
The morning clinic takes place from 8.30am - 12.15pm, and afternoons
from 1pm - 4.45pm. Evening sessions are available if there is sufficient
demand at certain clinics.
Where is the service available?
Treatment is provided at 18 clinical sites or from the patient's own home /
care home if they are housebound.