Podiatry - Blackburn with Darwen, Preston, Longridge and Chorley & South Ribble

Podiatry is the medical discipline which deals with foot related health and disease. The word podiatry has largely replaced the term chiropody by professionals. Podiatrists specialise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting the foot and ankle.

The Podiatry Service is aimed at people with 'at risk' feet. This means that priority will be given to people who have been diagnosed with poor circulation, loss of feeling in the feet, or another medical condition which places them at risk of developing ulcerations, infections or other significant foot problems.

We do not offer a simple nail cutting service to patients whose feet are not considered to be 'at risk'. The following leaflet is aimed at providing you with the necessary information to undertake regular nail care in a safe and confident manner and advice on common ailments.

Treatment will only be provided if deemed necessary by the podiatrist.

The podiatrists work in close partnership with other health professionals including GPs, specialist nurses, district nurses, practice nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and hospital services e.g. the Specialist Diabetes Service in Central Lancashire.

The Podiatry service provides the following through a skill mix of qualified podiatrists and foot care assistants:rn

  • Specialist Biomechanics Clinics including joint physiotherapy/podiatry clinics - gait and developmental abnormalities are assessed and where appropriate, orthoses (insoles) are prescribed to correct and maintain foot function

  • Nail Surgery - the removal of either part of the nail or the whole nail under local anaesthesia to correct in-growing toe nails

  • Woundcare Clinics - providing care for complex foot wounds

  • Diabetes Care - providing annual foot assessments; treatment, specialist education (DESMOND) and review of patients with diabetes. Working as part of the diabetes multidisciplinary team including consultant led foot clinic. Provide direct referral to the consultant diabetologist if necessary

  • Rheumatology Clinics - providing assessment, treatment and review including provision of orthoses / insoles where necessary. Working as part of the multidisciplinary team including consultant led clinic. Provide direct referral to the consultant if necessary

  • Advanced Vascular assessments for those referred by podiatrists - using specialist diagnostic equipments, podiatry staff are able to assess blood flow to the feet that can be a valuable indicator as to their vascular status. Direct referral to vascular consultant if necessary

  • General Podiatry Clinics - a holistic approach to general footcare and health education to improve or maintain foot health for those patients with an assessed need including biomechanics and wound care

  • Foot care clinics - for basic foot care, foot health education and advice for those with the at risk foot

How to access this service

The service accepts self referrals and referrals from GPs using the attached Podiatry Referral Form

Where this service is provided

This service is available for advice and assessment to people of all ages including children who are registered with a GP in the following areas:

  • Preston
  • Longridge
  • Chorley
  • South Ribble
  • Blackburn
  • Darwen

Blackburn with Darwen - We only provide a limited service to people who are confined to their home

Central Lancashire - The service is provided from a number of community clinics and health centres. Home visits are available for people who are housebound.

Chorley Clinics:

Adlington Clinic
Railway Road
Adlington
Chorley
PR6 9RG

Tel: 01772 644666
Fax: 01772 678087

Bamber Bridge Clinic
School Lane
Bamber Bridge
PR5 6QE

Tel: 01772 644676
Fax: 01772 678081

Buckshaw Village Surgery
Unity Place
Buckshaw Village
Chorley
PR7 7HZ

Tel: 01772 644160

Clayton Brook Clinic
Tunley Holme
Bamber Bridge
Preston
PR5 8ES

Tel: 01772 644731
Fax: 01772 678084

Coppull Clinic
2 Springfield Road
Coppull 
Chorley
PR7 5EJ

Tel: 01772 644740
Fax: 01772  678086

Chorley & South Ribble District Hospital
Preston Road
Chorley
PR7 1PP

Tel: 01257 245662
Fax: 01257 245203

Eccleston Health Centre
Doctors Lane
Eccleston
Chorley
PR7 5RA

Tel: 01772 644765
Fax: 01772  678089

Euxton Medical Centre
St Mary's Gate
Euxton
Chorley
PR7 6AH

Tel: 01772 644675
Fax: 01772 678085

Leyland Clinic
Yewlands Drive
Leyland
PR25 2TN

Tel: 01772 644100
Fax: 01772 678082

Longton Health Centre
Liverpool Road
Longton
PR4 5HA

Tel: 01772 644151
Fax: 01772 678083

Chorley Health Centre
Collison Avenue
Chorley
PR7 2TH

Tel: 01772 644700
Fax: 01772 678090

Penwortham Health Centre
St Mary's
Cop Lane
Penwortham
PR1 0SR

Tel: 01772 644151
Fax: 01772 678080

 

Withnell Health Centre
Railway Road
Withnell
PR6 8UA

Tel: 01772 644160
Fax: 01772 678088

Podiatry Office
Leyland House
Lancashire Business Park
Centurion Way
Leyland
PR26 6TR

Tel: 01772 644503
Fax: 01772 678038

 

 

Preston Clinics:

 

Ashton Health Centre
Pedders Lane
Ashton-on-Ribble
Preston
PR2 1HR

Tel: 01772 777175
Fax: 01772 777777

Avenham Health Centre
Avenham Lane
Preston
PR1 3RG

Tel: 01772 777258
Fax: 01772 556905

Brookfield Clinic
19 Croasdale Avenue
Brookfield
Preston
PR2 6UB

Tel: 01772 777492
Fax: 01772 651804

Fulwood Clinic
4 Lytham Road
Fulwood
Preston
PR2 8JB

Tel: 01772 777241
Fax: 01772 713237

Geoffrey Street Health Centre
Geoffrey Street 
Preston
PR1 5NE

Tel: 01772 777308
Fax: 01772 777339

Ingol Health Centre
Village Green Lane
Ingol
Preston
PR2 7DS

Tel: 01772 777431
Fax: 01772 401504

Longridge Community Hospital
St Wilfrids Terrace
Longridge
PR3 3WQ

Tel: 01772 777369
Fax: 01772  777519

Minerva Health Centre
Lowthope Road
Deepdale
Preston
PR1 6SB

Tel: 01772 777600
Fax: 01772 777666

Ribbleton Clinic
Langdon Drive
Off Pope Lane
Moor Nook
Preston
PR2 6HT

Tel: 01772 777454
Fax: 01772 651989

Saul Street Clinic
Sizehouse Street
Preston
PR1 2QU

Tel: 01772 777197
Fax: 01772 883502

Preston Business Centre
Watling Street Road
Fulwood
Preston
PR2 8DY

Tel: 01772 645500

 

 

How to contact us

Blackburn with Darwen Localities Podiatry Team

Innovation Centre
1 Evolution Park
Haslingden Road
Blackburn
BB1 2FD

Tel: 01254 283000
Fax: 01254 283711

Preston, Longridge, Chorley & South Ribble Localities Podiatry Team

Podiatry Services
Suite 1
Leyland House
Centurion Way
Leyland
PR26 6TR

Tel: 01772 644503 or 01772 777631

All Localities
Email: podiatry@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Useful Links

Age UK Fitter Feet
Podiatry Referral Form
Foot Problems and the Podiatrist - NHS Choices

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