Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should someone visit 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.
- How long will an 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.
- Is there parking available at the clinic?
Yes, there is FREE all day parking available; including disabled parking and access.
- What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist?
There's no difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist, but podiatrist is a more modern name. Both are foot and lower limb professionals who must be registered with the HCPC.
- Do you have disabled access?
Yes, we have disabled parking available and a wheelchair ramp up to the clinic.
- Are you insured?
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!