Podiatry Service - North Manchester

Who is the service for?

The service is accessible to anyone with a Manchester GP who has a foot problem that they cannot manage themselves. We accept referrals from patients, GP’s and other Health Care Professionals

What does the service provide?

Assessment and treatment if needed, for acute foot conditions such as foot ulcers, ingrowing toenails, biomechanical problems and skin and nail problems.

The aim of  podiatry care is to relieve or resolve the condition and to give advice on self care and self management of foot problems to allow patients and or carers to maintain their foot health.

Who will patients meet while under your department/service’s care?

They will initially be seen for an assessment by one of the Specialist Podiatrists who will assess their condition and put them on the correct pathway of care to meet their foot care needs.

Pathways of care may include treatment by one of the Highly Specialised Podiatrists within the High Risk Foot team or by one of the Specialist Podiatrists or by a Podiatry Assistant. A pathway of care may also be advice on how to self manage leading to discharge from the service.

When is the service available?

The service runs Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm excluding bank holidays.

Where is the service provided?

The Community Podiatry Team provides treatments in nine Clinics and Health Centres across North Manchester. These are:

  • Ancoats Primary Care Centre
  • Charlestown Health Centre
  • Cheetham Primary Care Resource Centre
  • Clayton Health Centre
  • Cornerstone Centre
  • Harpurhey Health Centre
  • Higher Openshaw Primary Care Resource Centre
  • Newton Heath Health Centre
  • Plant Hill clinic

Podiatry is a clinic based service however; there is a very limited service for patients who are completely housebound.

Department Contact details:                 

Podiatry Department
Harpurhey Health Centre
1 Church Lane

Tel 0161 861 2430 / 0161 861 2439

Fax 0161 205 5860

Email pah-tr.CommunityPodiatry@nhs.net


Practical Information:

Please bring a repeat prescription or current up-to-date list of medication with you at each appointment. If you are attending for a foot wound you need to bring your dressings with you.

Please ensure you attend a booked appointment, patients who do no attend may be discharged from the service.

Key Staff/Consultants                              

Dr John Bevans – Podiatry Manager -  0161 861 2414.

Helene Gordon  - Community Ahp Services Manager