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The Podiatry Service offers specialist service provision such as wound care, nail surgery, biomechanical assessment and orthotics manufacturing and supply. The Service treats adults and children with foot and lower limb problems.

Who we are

The service has 21 staff, including Podiatrists, Clinical Specialists and Foot Care Assistants.

Service Manager:

Rachael Davenport 

Podiatry Team Manager 

Wharton Clinic 

Crook Lane 


CW7 3GY 

Office Tel: 01606 542541

Mobile Tel: 07787 144818

email: rachael.davenport@mcht.nhs.uk

What we do

  • Where appropriate, treat foot ulceration that has been caused by diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, infection and trauma, etc

  • We utilise gait analysis with foot and lower limb assessment to evaluate and diagnose Biomechanical problems. If required we can provide foot orthoses (insoles) that compensate for foot issues such as flat foot, foot and ankle pain and which can also assist with knee, hip and back problems

  • Offer nail surgery, carried out under Local Analgesia, for the permanent resolution of painful or infected in growing toenails

  • Provide treatment for general foot pathologies such as corns and callus. This is specifically for patients who are at risk of foot complications arising from their medical conditions and or pathological foot problems. This is aimed at preventing complications such as infection, ulceration and pain. The objective is to aid patients' mobility, their independence and to reduce hospital admissions



Aims and objectives of service

  • To provide early intervention, assessment, treatment and cure for foot and lower limb problems and, where possible, empower people to maintain their own foot health and improve or maintain mobility.

  • To prevent deterioration of long term conditions and prevent hospital admissions and surgery due to leg and foot complications.


Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm 

How do I refer or access a service?

Referrals are accepted from patients, carers, other Health Care Professional, GPs and consultants. Referrals will be triaged against the service access criteria.

Referrals can be obtained at GP surgeries and Health Centres, or the form can be accessed below electronically and returned to the service by post or email.

The link to the referral document can be found here (opens in new window)


Who will I see?

Clinical Specialist
Podiatry Assistant


How to find us

Directions to the different clinics can be provided on request when an appointment is made




Alsager Health Centre


Oakwood Medical Centre
Crewe Eagle Bridge Health and Wellbeing Centre
  Leighton Hospital


Salinae, Clinic


Chruch View Primary Care Centre


Integrated Care Centre
  Victoria Infirmary


Ashfield's Primary Care Centre


Rope Green Medical Centre


Wharton Primary Healthcare Centre


Weaverham Clinic


Dean Drive Primary Care Centre

Full address details can be found here (link opens in new window)


What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Your appointment letter or card

  • Your Yellow Book if you are on anticoagulant therapy

  • A pair of shorts for assessment of leg and foot 

  • A list of medication you are taking

Can my child attend alone?

In order to comply with the laws regarding consent, any person under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a person who has legal parental responsibility over the patient.

What does the Podiatrist need to know?

Details of any medical conditions and any medication you are taking

What happens at my first appointment?

  • On your arrival please report to the reception

  • You will then be assessed by a podiatrist

  • A treatment plan will be discussed and agreed with you

  • The initial visit may take 40 minutes


How will my follow up appointment be arranged?

If you need an appointment within 6 weeks this will be arranged by the clinic clerk at reception before you leave the clinic.

If your review appointment is longer than 6 weeks away then you will be asked to ring the Therapy Booking Centre on 01270 278310 and given instructions of when to ring to book your next appointment by the Podiatrist.

What do I do if I cannot attend my appointment?

If you are unable to attend for your appointment, you must contact the Therapy Booking Centre on 01270 278310 as soon as possible to cancel your appointment.

What happens if I do not attend my appointment?

If you fail to attend without advising us you may be discharged.

How long will my treatment session last?

Patients will have a treatment time of approximately 20-30 minutes but this does vary depending on the type of treatment required. 

Please arrive on time. If you arrive late it may not be possible for you to be seen as other patients will have been booked in.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

This varies from patient to patient and depends on your condition. Some patients may only need to attend once. If you are not making progress with treatment, further options will be discussed and you may be referred back to your GP or Consultant. A letter is sent to you GP or consultant when your treatment is complete.

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