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


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


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

How to Refer Self Referral

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

GP referrals are encouraged – complete referral form (see Downloads) and send by email.

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).

e: rf-tr.rf-podiatryfax@nhs.net

Contact Details

Podiatry Hot Clinic

Podiatry Department, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG

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

e: rf-tr.rf-podiatryfax@nhs.net

t: 020 7794 0500 bleep 2317 (GP enquiries)

t: 020 7830 2749 (general enquiries)