Hours of Work
Podiatrists: Mon–Fri, 08:30–13:00 / 14:00–17:00
Administrative Support Team: Mon–Fri, 08:30–13:00 / 13:30–16:00
There is an answerphone in operation when no administrative cover is available.
What Podiatry offers
The Podiatry Service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.
Our highly specialised team recognise that poor foot health has a direct impact on an individual's independence, quality of life and health status and the aim of the team is to help and contribute to minimising the morbidity which can be associated with disease of the lower limb.
Treatment is focused on relieving symptoms, improving function, maintaining independence and well-being and chronic disease management.
We promote sharing of care and multi-disciplinary working, built on mutual respect and understanding for each other's professional strengths and combine these strengths with an aim to meet the foot care needs and reasonable expectations of the local population.
The Podiatry Service offers:
- Core Podiatry( including management of pathological nail conditions)
- Diabetic Foot Assessment
- Wound management
- Vascular assessment
- Neurological assessment
- Musculoskeletal (MSK)
- Orthotic manufacture
- Minor operation clinics
- Foot health education
- Footwear advice
- Falls prevention
- Information and advice on self-management
The Podiatry Service offers assessment and treatment on a clinical needs priority basis.
Podiatry Services do NOT provide a pedicure / nail cutting service. This comes under the remit of personal footcare, as set out by the Scottish Government in October 2013. An information booklet on personal footcare is available as a Scottish Government download. This guidance is intended to empower individuals to take an active role in this area of personal care.
How to access Podiatry Services
You can be referred by a healthcare professional, or you can self-refer using the self-referral form. Please include a photograph with referrals to assist with rapid triaging.
Types of appointments
Appointments can be in-person, by telephone or remotely using NearMe.
The service also provides treatment to patients in:
- Health Centres
- Eventide Homes
- Gilbert Bain Hospital - inpatient and outpatient
- Patients own homes (housebound patients only)
- Care Centres
Useful Links & Resources
- Podiatry Self Referral Form (Microsoft Word)
- Assessment & Referral Matrix (Out-Patient) (Microsoft Word)
- Assessment & Referral Matrix (In-Patient) (Microsoft Word)
- Request For Assistance from Children's Allied Health Services (Microsoft Word)