What does this service provide?

Who we are

We are a team of podiatrists, orthotists, nurses, health care assistants and administrative staff who provide a comprehensive foot health service to adults and children across West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

What we do

We provide the following treatments:

  • relief of pain
  • recognition of medical problems
  • diagnosis of foot problems
  • ulcer care
  • nail surgery
  • assessing and optimising foot function
  • provision of orthotics

We work with GP services if prescriptions are required, and with local hospital trusts to provide treatment for patients who need specialist support.

Appointment information

Who you will see at your appointment

Depending on the treatment you need, you will see an experienced and registered podiatrist and/or orthotist, a registered tissue viability nurse, health care assistants, and our administrative staff.

What happens at the appointment?

An initial assessment will help us find out more about your overall foot health. The podiatrist will examine your feet and you will be asked questions about your foot health. You will need to provide information about your medical history and medication. To help us in this process, please bring a list of all medication with you.

The podiatrist will inform you if you have or are likely to develop any serious complications from your foot problems. We will then explain and carry out any treatment required, discuss follow-up appointments or referrals if needed and provide advice to help you manage your overall foot health.

Your treatment will depend on the need or problem identified. If treatment is required for corns and callouses it will be necessary for the podiatrist to use sterile sharp instruments. If treatment of toenails is required you may experience some discomfort and pressure around the nails. There is a small risk of skin damage in podiatry treatments and foot care procedures when sharp instruments need to be used.

If you do not understand the treatment that is proposed then please tell the podiatrist. If you are unsure about anything, please ask the podiatrist before the assessment.

Unfortunately, we no longer offer a routine nail cutting service.

What happens after treatment ends?

Once your course of treatment is completed, you will be discharged and a letter sent to your GP. If you need to be referred back to us you will need to contact your GP, practice nurse or other allied health professional.

How can I access this service?

To access our service you will need to be referred by your GP, a nurse or an allied health professional. Children also need to be referred by a healthcare professional which may be a GP, dentist, school nurse or community and specialist nurse.

We assess all referrals on the day of receipt and if your case is urgent we will contact you within 48 hours to book your appointment.

How can I contact this service?

Most appointments are face to face at one of our clinics and you will be advised on the location of your appointment when your booking is confirmed. We do offer home visits if a patient is housebound and meets set criteria. Some appointments can be performed via a telephone consultation.

Opening hours

These can vary according to location but are generally Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Our clinics are closed on bank holidays.

Contact details

Our services are split into four localities covering North, South and West of Sussex, and Brighton and Hove.

Brighton and Hove
Contact details
Telephone: 01273 242 184


Our clinics in Brighton and Hove are located at Brighton General Hospital, Conway Court and Hove Polyclinic.

North Sussex
Contact details
Telephone: 01293 301 018 or 01403 620 44

Our clinics in North of Sussex are located at Burgess Hill, Crawley Hospital, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Horsham Hospital.

South Sussex
Contact details
Telephone: 01903 843 503

Our clinics in South of Sussex are located at Durrington, Henfield, Lancing, Littlehampton, Shoreham and Steyning.

West Sussex
Contact details
Telephone: 01243 623 654

Our clinics in West of Sussex are located at Arundel Hospital, Bognor Hospital, Chapel Street, Midhurst, Pulborough, Selsey and Witterings.

Where can I find resources for this service?

Basic footcare

This information contains advice about how to look after your feet.

Podiatry and Orthotics

Domiciliary visits for Podiatry

The Podiatry service offers a home visiting service (Domiciliary) following a GP referral to see patients at home only when there are specific reasons why they cannot access a clinic.

Podiatry and Orthotics

Footwear advice

The following information contains advice about footwear.

Podiatry and Orthotics

Preparing for nail surgery

The information below explains what to expect during and after nail surgery and is intended for nail surgery patients and their carers.

Podiatry and Orthotics

Get the best from your NHS

If you want to share a compliment, raise a concern or if you are just not sure who to speak to you can contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).