Podiatry Service

The Podiatry service in Sussex Community Trust aims to provide a comprehensive range of foot health services to the general population. There are of course limitations to access, based on medical need, the level of risk associated with the foot problem or associated medical conditions, and to a lesser extent, what is actually available in a particular place or area.

The teams consist of podiatrists (suitably qualified Allied Health Professionals), assistants and administrators. Some of our specialist practitioners work across many areas to provide specialist services.

At each site we provide general foot care for eligible patients, diabetic patient assessment and treatment, high risk patient assessment and treatment and can provide advice leaflets on a range of foot problems on request. In a few sites we also provide nail surgery, for ingrown toenails, paediatric (children's) service and Musculoskeletal assessment and treatment (usually as part of a wider orthopaedic service).

We will help you with a range of foot problems:

  • Corns and callus (hard skin)

  • Ingrown nails

  • Thickened or infected nails

  • Foot deformity

  • Open lesions (e.g. ulceration)

  • Foot pain

  • Arthritis

  • Gait (walking) problems

The range of treatments we offer include:

  • General foot care

  • Wound care

  • Minor surgery

  • Physical therapy advice

  • Orthoses (insoles and shoe inserts)

  • Diabetic assessment and vascular assessment

  • Toe splints


Brighton, Hove, West Sussex

How To Access

To access the service it is best to contact your GP or other health professional. They will write to us with all the information we need to ensure that you see the most appropriate member of our team for your particular condition and as soon as possible. While in some areas we will consider applications from patients directly, it does tend to cause delay as we often have to request further information from the registered GP.

For some conditions and patient groups there are no restrictions to accessing the service, for example children, in growing nails, diabetes sufferers (with a foot problem) and orthopaedic problems. General foot care and nail care is not available unless there are medical indications that put the patient at risk of further problems if their feet are not treated by professionals in the health service.

It is not possible to put all the inclusions and exclusions here, so please contact your local clinic or GP practice if further clarification is required.

Patients that are registered with us who have an emergency should contact their local clinic for advice ASAP during normal opening hours, or go to A+E or a walk-in centre if it is out of hours. New patients that are deemed urgent will be seen as soon as possible for assessment, although this may not be in their local clinic.

Contact Details

Please note: We are unable to answer specific enquiries regarding medical conditions affecting the feet or offer any form of diagnosis/opinion via email. If you have a foot problem please arrange referral to your local clinic where you can be assessed by one of the podiatry team.

General enquiries regarding appointments and bookings etc, should be addressed to your current clinic.

There are 4 main sites where you can contact us, so please pick the one closest to where you live. Most offices are open from 8:30am to 5pm

Please note: If your query involves an appointment with the MSK Foot and Ankle Partnership please call them directly on 0300 303 8063.

Podiatry Centre
2nd floor Green Wing Crawley Hospital
West Green Drive
RH11 7DH
Tel: 01293 301018
Email: PodiatryReferralsNorth@nhs.net

Helen Horswell , Western Podiatry Operational Lead
Podiatry Operational Lead
Richard Hotham Unit
Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital
Shripney Road
Bognor Regis
PO22 9PP
Tel: 01243 623654
Email: helen.horswell@nhs.net

Louisa Cullen, South Eastern Podiatry Operational Lead
Central Clinic
Stoke Abbott Road
BN11 1HE
Appointment enquiries: 01903 843500
Email: louisacullen@nhs.net

If you have an enquiry relating to an appointment with the West Sussex Coastal Musculoskeletal Assessment Treatment Team (MATT) please call them directly on 01243623603 we are unable to access their booking system at Central Clinic.

Theresa Andrews, (Acting) Brighton and Hove Podiatry Operational Lead
Brighton General Hospital
Ground Floor, Arundel Building
Elm Grove
East Sussex
Tel: 01273 242184
Email: theresaandrews@nhs.net

Telephones are answered from 8:30am to 5pm

If you are a patient who attends one of the satellite clinics, it may not be possible to contact anyone especially if there is no administration support there, so please phone the main centre as above.

Opening Hours

The Podiatry service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm in most areas. There are some late clinics at Brighton General Hospital; Worthing clinics tend to have slightly later time slots available than other sites.

How to find us

If you are registered as a patient, you will be given information on locating the clinic you are to attend with the appointment letter. Access to the main sites in the contact section is reasonably straight forward with good public transport links which should be used where possible. Parking is restricted at Central Clinic in Worthing. The others sites have more availability, but please allow time to find a space if attending for a specific appointment time. There are parking charges at Crawley Hospital. All sites have disabled access.

More information

More information about Podiatry can be found on the Feet for Life website. This is the website run by the Professional body in the U.K. and has links to useful information regarding foot conditions and treatments.

Registration information can be found on the Health and Care Professions Council website

Diabetic patients might find the Diabetes UK website useful