Leg Circulation Service

Who is the service for?

For assessment of people with suspected peripheral arterial disease, who have been seen by their GP, practice nurse or another health professional.

What does the service provide?

Circulation assessment of both legs, involving; cardiovascular risk and symptoms assessment, checking the pulses (foot to groin), listening to Doppler signals and performing an ankle brachial pressure index assessment.

Best medical treatment and support for specific lifestyle changes (smoking, exercise and weight management).Referrals to Vascular Surgeons where necessary, for people with severe or deteriorating leg circulation disease.

Who will patients meet?

Patients will have contact from the administration team who support the service to sort out their appointment with us. They will see a Vascular Specialist Nurse or Podiatrist on the day of the appointment, who will provide their clinical assessment and treatment plan.

When is the service available?

The service is available between 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. It is based at Harpurhey Health Centre (tel: 0161 861 2439).

Where is the service provided?

The service is available at 5 clinics around North Manchester, to provide local access. The clinics are at Harpurhey Health Centre, Newton Heath Health Centre, Cheetham Hill and Higher Openshaw Primary Care Centres, Cornerstones Centre.

Department contact details

Harpurhey Health Centre (Tel 0161 861 2439).

Practical information

Patients are required to bring a list of current medicines prescribed by their GP, wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow access to pulses at the ankle, knee and groin and upper arm areas.

Key staff/consultants

Helene Gordon

Leg Circulation Service Manager

Martin Fox

Vascular Specialist Podiatrist

Lisa Smith

Vascular Nurse Specialist