Our team consists of qualified podiatrists, and foot care
technicians. All of our podiatrists are registered with the
national regulatory body, The Health Professions Council.
The podiatry department offers patient assessment, diagnosis, care
planning, treatment and health education services to persons who
present with a medical and, or podiatric condition affecting the
feet that requires professional intervention possibly as a result
Further information can be obtained from:
The website of the Society of
Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
The website of the Health Professions
Where is the service provided
The podiatry service is coordinated from Merrington House in
Spennymoor with clinics available in a range of venues throughout
Derwentside, Durham and Chester le Street, Sedgefield, Durham Dales
When is the service provided?
Appointments are available between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday and
can be arranged through the booking office at Merrington House
09:30 - 11:30 and 13:30 - 15:30 Monday to Friday, though a message
can be left on the answer phone at other times and calls will be
returned within 48 hours.
How do people access the service?
Patients may be referred to the service by other health care
practitioners such as your GP, or patients can self-refer using a
referral form normally available at health centres or GP surgeries.
We can also post you a form if you contact the booking office on
the number below. Advice can also be given regarding eligibility
for access to the service.
All referrals are prioritised so that we can deal with urgent cases
first. At your first appointment your condition will be assessed
and an appropriate course of treatment will be agreed which may
simply consist of advice, a short course of treatment or in some
cases more prolonged care.
Telephone: 01388 825 700.
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital