Community Podiatry Service

The Community Podiatry Service run by Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT), involves podiatrists, podiatric surgeons, podiatry assistants, orthotic technicians and clerical staff. They specialise in all aspects of foot health, from common foot problems to more complicated conditions needing surgical correction.  They assess, diagnose and treat disorders of the foot and problems with gait.  Their podiatric surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures, including corrective surgery for bunions and toe deformities

The service can only accept referrals for adults and children with podiatric problems who have complex medical conditions which put the lower limb at higher risk of complications

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Patients need to meet the following criteria:

  • ulceration and or acute infection of the foot
  • high risk patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, neurological conditions and/or circulatory problems who are at risk of developing ulceration
  • minor surgery for ingrowing toe nails and electrosurgery
  • lower limb musculoskeletal conditions for example plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendonopathies

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The service only accept referrals from health care professionals except in Thanet and South Kent Coast where self referrals are accepted

  1. KCHFT Community Podiatry Self Referral Form (Thanet and SKC)

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The service is currently running at the following locations in South Kent Coast:

Aylesham Health Centre, Queens Road, Aylesham, Canterbury CT3 3BB

Deal Community Clinic, 9 Bowling Green Lane, Deal CT14 9UB

Dover Health Centre, Maison Dieu Road, Dover CT16 1RH

Folkestone Health Centre,15-25 Dover Road, Folkestone CT20 1JY

Hythe Clinic, 140-144 High Street, Hythe CT21 5JU

New Romney Clinic, 54 Station Road, New Romney TN28 8LQ

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Tel:  0300 123 6756 | E-mail:  kentchft.podiatryeastkent@nhs.net | Website:  Community Podiatry Service

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