Here we hope to answer some of your questions.
Do you take private health insurance patients?
SW Podiatry Clinic does not take private health insurance as payment, but we can provide a receipt with the relevant details so you can claim from your insurance company.
When can I book in?
SW Podiatry Clinic is open Monday to Saturday. Booking is highly recommended as our clinic can be very busy, which means walk in appointments are rarely available.
Also please note we are sometimes out of the clinic to attend domiciliary visits.
Appointments outside of our working hours are available to prior arrangement, please call to discuss.
What should I bring to my appointment?
SW Podiatry Clinic takes a full medical history. To aid with this process please bring a list of any medication you take.
Is there parking at the clinic?
Yes we have free parking and disabled access.
How long will my appointment take?
You will be allocated a 30 minute appointment, where we will complete a full routine treatment, This can include; nail cutting, corn and callus removal, padding and offloading if necessary or any issues you present with.
Why should I see a podiatrist?
Podiatrists undertake a three year degree in the assessment and management of foot and lower limb conditions across all systems (vascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, dermatological etc). All podiatrists in the UK must by law be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the Government's regulator for the Allied Health Professions. You can check if your practitioner is registered at http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/.
Shelly Carroll's HCPC number is CH33592
Wendy Redwood's HCPC number is CH33544
Both Shelly and Wendy have annotations to access and administer some prescription only medicines with there registration.
The HCPC audits the professions it regulates and ensures its registrants are safe to practice.
Are Shelly and Wendy insured for third part liability?
Yes. Both Shelly and Wendy are members of the College of Podiatry and are insured against third party liability.
You should always check if private practitioners of any description are a) insured sufficiently and b) regulated, to be confident of the standard of care you can expect eg sterile instruments, up to date continuous professional development including basic life support etc. Be safe and check! Don't assume a fancy sign over the door means insured and safe to practice.
If you have any further questions please call us on 07507163999 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org