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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Podiatry

COVID-19 Update

*NEW

If you are an exisiting or new patient, please watch this short message from our Head of Service, David Wylie discussing plans to reopen NHSGGC Podiatry services.

 

 

New Patient Information

Appointments will be reintroduced from Monday 3rd August. In the first instance your call will be triaged by the referral management centre. If an appointment is required a telephone consultation appointment will be arranged for you*.

*Infected toe nail surgery cases and wound/ulcers are exceptions to this and will require you to attend a face to face or have a virtual consultation.

 

New Patient Telephone Appointment

You will be given a day and time for the podiatrist to phone you. Please ensure you have provided us with the correct contact number when making this appointment. If further treatment is required a virtual consultation may be offered.

 

Virtual (Near Me) Consultations

You will be allocated an appointment time to log into our virtual waiting room. Instructions and guidance will be provided for accessing these clinics.  If further treatment is required a face to face consultation may be offered. Learn more about our virtual clinics here.

 

Face to Face Apppointment

If you are asked to attend the clinic for an appointment please read the following guidance to help keep you safe:

  • Wear a face covering within the building
  • Use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving clinical areas and after touching furniture or equipment
  • Maintain the recommended physical distance wherever possible
  • Attend for appointments at your appointment time. Please do not attend early for these as physical distancing must be maintained within waiting areas
  • You should attend your appointment alone unless you require assistance. This will allow physical distancing to be maintained within our waiting areas and clinical rooms
  • You should only attend our department if you have an appointment. We will not be able to accommodate seeing anyone out with allotted clinical times and cannot appoint people who attend the department for booking appointments
  • It is essential that you do not attend if you have a persistent cough, fever, or loss of taste or smell. In this instance you should contact us to reschedule your appointment.  Click for further guidance.

 If you are an exisiting patient:

Return appointments

These are gradually being reintroduced on a phased return basis dependent on your previously assessed need (see figure 1 above). You will receive a phone call offering you an appointment. These may take a different format from what you have previously been used to. Appointments may be phone calls, virtual (Near Me) consultations or face to face. You will be advised by our call centre as to your appointment type.

Telephone appointment:

You will be given a day and time for the podiatrist to phone you. Make sure you have provided us with the correct contact number when making this appointment.

Virtual (Near Me) Consultations:

You will be allocated an appointment time to log into our virtual waiting room. Instructions and guidance will be provided for accessing these clinics. Learn more about our virtual clinics here.

Face to face:

Your return appointment will feel different from before.

When attending:

  • Wear a face covering within the building
  • Use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving clinical areas and after touching furniture or equipment
  • Maintain the recommended physical distance wherever possible
  • Attend for appointments at your appointment time. Please do not attend early for these as physical distancing must be maintained within waiting areas
  • You should attend your appointment alone unless you require assistance. This will allow physical distancing to be maintained within our waiting areas and clinical rooms
  • You should only attend our departments if you have an appointment. We will not be able to accommodate seeing anyone out with allotted clinical times and cannot appoint people who attend the department for booking appointments
  • It is essential that you do not attend if you have a persistent cough, fever, or loss of taste or smell. In this instance you should contact us to reschedule your appointment.  Click for further guidance.

 If you would like more information please click the link below.

 https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-physical-distancing#common-questions

 

 


Welcome to Podiatry

The Podiatry Service in NHSGGC provides triage, screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and foot health education to patients with a lower limb condition or a systemic condition that affects the lower limb. The service aspires to be needs led and person centred to support and enable self care where possible. Patients, (and carers and family members where indicated) are involved in the development and delivery of treatment plans where appropriate.

All our Podiatrists are registered by the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC) who ensure that staff meet their standards for training, professional behaviour and health.

 

What is Positively Podiatry?

‘The range of medically linked professional interventions and competencies that deal with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and deformities affecting the human foot’

 From listening to patients and colleagues, many people are unsure about the role of a podiatrists and what to expect when attending an appointment. We want to change that by launching the 'Positively Podiatry' campaign which provides patients and colleagues with simple information about the positive contribution podiatry makes to the health and wellbeing of individuals at all ages and stages of life.   

Our focus is to ‘Protect Limbs and Prolong Lives’.  

 

 

We do this by:

  • Providing care for individuals who have developed tissue damage to their feet
  • Helping people with foot and ankle pain or injury to rehabilitate, enabling them to remain fit and active   
  • Focusing on supporting individuals with their goals to maintain health

Read more in our service information leaflet in the link below.

To self refer and book call, 

Podiatry Appointment Hotline number:

0141 347 8909  

(Mon - Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm)

Alternatively email: AHP.Appointments@ggc.scot.nhs.uk