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How to Access Podiatry Services

In-patients: where this service is available a referral from the ward is required.

Community patients can access the service directly and do not require a referral from their GP or another medical or health practioner.
 
Podiatry Direct Telephone Assessment Service
(Swansea, Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend residents and all ABMULHB employees)
 
Opening hours:  Monday - Friday
8:50am to 4:30pm
(except bank holidays)
 
0300 300 0024
 
Walk In Service (no appointment necessary)
(Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend residents and all ABMULHB employees)
Available at: 
Port Talbot Resource Centre
(Level 1, Moor Road, Baglan. SA12 7BJ)
 
Opening hours: Monday – Friday
8.45am – 11.30am and 1.10pm – 3.30pm
(except bank holidays)
 
For more information, click here
 

Access to Orthotic Services

Access to the orthotist is via a referral from a medical or healthcare practioner.        

Appointments 

If you are unable to attend an appointment with Podiatry & Orthotic Services, please telephone the department.  You can then cancel or rearrange your appointment.

 
If you fail to attend your appointment without notifying us, you will be discharged form the service and will need to reaccess before a further appointment may be offered.

Podiatry & Orthotic Services Team

Our team consists of Podiatrists & Orthotists with a broad range of experience and clinical expertise covering the needs of both children and adults.
 
We also have a Podiatry & Orthotic support team of Podiatry Technicians and administrative team who undertake a wide range of roles that enable us to deliver our service efficiently and effectively.

Spreading Our Expertise

The department provides placements to undergraduate Podiatry Students with staff involved in student training having completed the Clinical Educators Course.  The department also has links with the Department of Podiatry at the University of Wales Institute and Swansea University where Podiatrists from the Health Board input into the academic programmes offered.
 
Teaching is not limited to students; the department also provides training and education to a wide range of other health professionals including nursing and medical staff and also voluntary agencies.

Quality & Safety

The department is actively committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the provision of a quality service in line with the governance framework and Standards for Health Care.
 
Staff have protected CPD time to support learning needs and regular department CPD training days are arranged. Annual Performance Development reviews are also in place with personal development plans identified.
 
The department works to professional, clinical and service standards, underpinned by evidence-based practice.
 
The department utilises the All Wales Podiatry Risk Classification Taxonomy to identify patients based on podiatric need and medical risk.

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Last updated: 01 April 2014