Who we are and what we do

The Podiatry service provides specialist advice and treatment for high risk patients suffering from complex nail and foot conditions. We hold outpatient clinics at community hospitals, GP practices and on the main district hospital sites.

All of our Podiatrists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. This means they have completed a minimum of three years accredited training at degree level or equivalent.

The service works closely with the University of Plymouth to support work-based learning for students studying a BSc (Hons) Podiatry and are also proud to be part of the graduate Podiatry Apprenticeship programme training the next generation of Podiatrists.

Information and about us

The Podiatry service includes:

  • Identification and monitoring of high-risk conditions affecting the feet
  • Preventative foot care for the high-risk foot
  • Ulcer and wound care management of the foot
  • Minor surgery for the treatment of ingrowing toenails and other foot pathologies
  • Musculoskeletal conditions affecting the lower limb
  • Painful foot conditions

Meet the team

Laura Brown, Community Podiatry Service Manager laura.brown@nhs.net (Eastern services)

Rebecca Brown, Podiatry Professional Lead r.brown7@nhs.net (Northern services)

Amy Williams, Podiatry Operational Service Manager amywilliams5@nhs.net (Northern services)

The team comprises:

  • Specialist Podiatrists focusing in wound management, MSK and nail surgery
  • Podiatrists
  • Podiatry Assistants
  • Apprentices
  • Administration

Contact us

Northern Services Podiatry Department

Telephone: 01271 341509 Monday to Friday 0900 - 1600

Email: rduh.podiatry@nhs.net

Address: Barnstaple Health Centre, Vicarage Street, Barnstaple EX32 7BH

Eastern Services Podiatry Department

Telephone: 0345 266 7772 Monday to Friday 0900-1600

Email: rduh.podiatryappointments-eastern@nhs.net

Address: Newcourt House, Newcourt Drive, Old Rydon Lane, Exeter EX2 7JQ


If you are an existing Podiatry patient you can contact us on the MyChart app available to download on your mobile smart phone or on My Care on your computer. To sign up click the link below for instructions:


Last updated: March 28, 2023.