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The Podiatry Department delivers high quality assessment and treatment of the foot.  All podiatrists are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are supported by foot care assistants.

2nd Floor, Bickerstaffe House, Ormskirk District General Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, L39 2AZ
t:0300 247 0011

For all referrals please email the SPA address above

For self referrals please complete Podiatry Self Referral W LANCS and return to one of the addresses on the form.

We normally operate from clinics in Ashurst Health Centre, Birleywood Health Centre, Burscough Health Centre, Diabetes and Community Services Centre at Ormskirk Hospital, Hants Lane Clinic, Sandy Lane Health Centre, Tarleton Health Centre and Skelmersdale Walk in Centre.

However, due to the current pandemic, services at Ashurst Health Centre, Birleywood Health Centre, Ormskirk Hospital & Hants Lane Clinic are suspended.

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare which provides assessment and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.

We focus on improving function, promoting independence, reducing pain and preventing disease.

What types of treatment are available?

  • Diabetic foot management
  • Foot ulcer and wound care
  • Vascular and neurological foot assessment
  • Biomechanical and gait assessment
  • Specialist orthotics (insoles)
  • Rheumatology
  • Painful nail problems
  • Corrective nail surgery
  • Corn and callus reduction
  • Foot health education
  • Advice for self-care

Things to remember

Ensure that the podiatrist has access to your feet, by wearing socks and suitable footwear, and removing any nail polish.

For Biomechanical /  Musculoskeletal assessments please ensure you attend wearing trousers which roll above the knee or shorts.

Please let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment for any reason by contacting the number provided on your letter.

Once your condition has improved, you will be discharged from the service.

How do I get an appointment?

West Lancashire patients can be referred to us by your GP, a health professional or you can make a self-referral.

Once we receive your referral form, we will contact you to arrange an initial assessment appointment with a specialist podiatrist.

Depending on your assessment, you may be offered a package of treatment. We will write back to your GP to inform them of the outcome of your assessment and any ongoing care.