Patients encouraged to help local NHS improve Community Podiatry services
Two local health bodies, NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG – responsible for procuring the majority of health care services in the area – are reaching out to the local community to help them shape and improve future Community Podiatry services.
Community Podiatry Services provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.
Dr Tim Maycock, local GP and Clinical Lead for Primary Care, said: “Foot and lower limb problems are common and are a significant cause of ill health, pain and disability and can lead to impaired balance increasing the risk of falling.
“It is estimated that 80% of older people have foot related problems and in an ageing society the prevalence of chronic foot problems will rise significantly.
“We place patients at the centre of their own care and we want to create forward thinking, innovative solutions which will help to meet the needs of our patients.”
If you have previously accessed local podiatry services, we would like to hear from you about your experience to help us to shape how these services will look in the future by filling in our short, online survey: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Communitypodiatrysurvey. The survey closes on Friday 12 August.
For more information, or to request paper copies of the survey, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 555870.