A MESSAGE TO ALL PATIENTS
As healthcare workers, we all have a responsibility to ensure that patients health remains our priority. We are continuing to follow government guidelines and Chelmer Footcare will remain closed until we can ensure it is safe to do otherwise.
We will continue to monitor developments and will contact patients when movement restrictions are relaxed and we are able to accept people to the clinic once more.
If you have a foot related medical emergency, you are unable to receive NHS treatment, and it cannot wait, please call us on 01245 269069 to discuss your options with us. Our clinic phone line will be open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Out of hours callers, should leave a voice message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please ensure your problem is a medical emergency.
We are also available by email for Emergency Treatment Queries, and we will endeavour to assist you as best we can. Please be aware, it may not be possible to disgnose a condition by phone or email.
If you would like to be updated on when we will be re-opening by email or text, please email your details to us and we can add them to your file.
Initially set up by Podiatrist Paul Little and serving the local community for over 18 years, Chelmer Footcare is a friendly and professional clinic offering advice on all areas of foot care and treatments to foot conditions including skin, nail and joint problems. We can advise on and treat diabetes related foot problems. Specialist advice is also offered on many types of sporting footwear and their fitting and modification. Minor surgical procedures can be carried out under local anaesthesia for curative treatment of problems such as in-growing toenails.
We offer onsite parking and are on regular bus routes to and from Chelmsford, South Woodham Ferrers, Maldon, Danbury and Galleywood (routes 45, 36, 31). All treatment rooms are on the ground floor and are fully accessible for less mobile patients and wheelchair users.
All Chiropodists/Podiatrists at Chelmer Footcare are HCPC Registered and have undertaken a 3 year Honours Degree at a recognised school. A series of professional examinations set in both practical and theoretical disciplines are required. Also, 30 hours of continued professional development training has to be completed every year to keep up to date. This means that Registered Chiropodists operate under the highest standards and ethical guidelines.
All Foot Health Practitioners at Chelmer Footcare have studied at the SMAE Institute, one of the leading Foot Health Colleges in the UK and credited by Oxford Brookes University. Foot Health Practitioners are trained and qualified to treat a number of foot related conditions and are encouraged to complete continued professional development training. Although a Foot Health Practitioner is not a Chiropodist/Podiatrist, as a fully insured member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals, they are bound by a Code of Ethics, set out by the association, and provide a professional service to all patients, focussing on hygiene, safety and comfort.
All practitioners are First aid trained in emergency medical procedures.