Podiatry Hot Clinic

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Podiatry service for patients with acute diabetic foot disorders. 

Patients should present to A&E for triage. If they attend out of clinic hours they will be booked to the service the next day, unless systemically unwell.

A specialist podiatrist will assess, treat and refer the patient to the correct foot care pathway.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Patient has Diabetes and:

  • hot, swollen foot
  • foot infection (sepsis, cellulitis)
  • new foot ulceration
  • sudden onset of foot pain
  • burn to the foot
  • gangrene
  • puncture wound

Exclusions

  • non-diabetes patient
  • routine nail care
  • routine callus/corn removal
  • missed routine community podiatry appointment 

How to refer

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This form can be sent by: Email

GP referrals are encouraged – complete referral form and send by email.

e: rf-tr.rf-podiatryfax@nhs.net

Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 08:30–16:30 and Saturday–Sunday, 09:00–11:30.

Self-referral

Patients can self-refer by attending RFH A&E.

Patients should present to A&E directly for triage – if out of clinic hours they will be booked to the service the next day (unless systemically unwell).

Opening hours: Monday–Friday, 08:30–16:30 and Saturday–Sunday, 09:00–11:30.


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General Contact Details

t: 020 7794 0500 bleep 2317

e: rf-tr.rf-podiatryfax@nhs.net

w: https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/services/services-a-z/therapy-services/podiatry/#tab-overview