Hygienist Appointments


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All patients are initially seen for a 30 minute assessment appointment.

During the first consultation we will take your medical history, in addition to the physical assessment. It helps us greatly if you complete a medical history form and bring it with you, (copies can be downloaded here). We record details including your: name, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, GP name and address, past and current medical history, allergies, medication, and any previous Podiatry treatment.

This is known as your minimum data set and recording it is a legal requirement. We keep all the information you give us confidentially, in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, the Health Professions Council, and the Data Protection Act (we are registered data users registered with the Information Commission).

In most cases treatment will be provided at your first appointment, if not you will be invited back at a later date. Hygienist appointments are shorter cheaper appointments which are only offered to patients with limited foot problems who need help with basic foot-care, such as nail cutting. Eligibility for such appointments is at the discretion of the Podiatrist.

NB we normally write to your GP, after your first appointment, to inform them that you are registered with our practice and give brief details of any treatment plan. Please tell us if you do not wish us to communicate any information to your GP.