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The Solent Podiatry Service is made up of clinical foot experts who aim to drive personalised quality care for patients with complex medical and foot health to optimise quality of life.

We are a dedicated team of around 65 members of staff, which include Podiatrists, Podiatry Assistants and Admin. We work across a large geographical area over Portsmouth, Southampton, West and East Hampshire.

We pride ourselves on being truly patient focused and strive to improve our service for patients. We are great team players and support each other in clinics to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

We carry out research and audits regularly and create action plans to set goals to improve areas of our service. For example looking into planning emergency slots for urgent patients in QI projects.

We take patient satisfaction questionnaires, incidents and complaints seriously and take the learning from them to develop our service for the better. 

Cosham Health Centre update – November 2023

Solent NHS Trust podiatry services based at Cosham Health Centre relocated in summer 2023.

The move was at the request of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) and NHS Property Services, with the building to be repurposed in support of a wider strategic plan.

Existing patients with podiatry requirements now receive care and treatment from Thomas Parr House, situated within the Jubilee House site on Medina Road in Cosham which proudly takes up a place at the heart of the local community.

In terms of travel options to and from Thomas Parr, it is 0.5 miles away from Cosham High Street and accessible in various ways – such as by car or bus. There is onsite parking for patients as well as the 22 Bus from Cosham High Street, with a bus stop opposite the entrance to the Jubilee House site. You can find the map here. 

If people have patient transport needs, we encourage them to discuss this with their GP in the first instance or through their SCAS/NHS provider if already a patient transport user.

Should you have any points you would like explained or clarified about the move, please call 0300 300 2012 or email in the first instance.

People with long term conditions such as a poor blood supply or diabetes need to take extra care of their feet. If you notice an open wound, any redness or any signs of infection, DO NOT WAIT, seek medical advice from your GP or 111 as soon as possible.

How do I contact the service?

Our contact number is 0300 300 2012. It is open for calls from 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday. If you are worried about your feet and would like advice, or feel that you may need to be seen in clinic please do not hesitate to call us. We will ensure your concern is passed to the relevant clinician for your query to be answered. If required we will arrange to see you at one of our clinical sites, however this may not be your usual clinic, or the clinic nearest to your home.

I am on your waiting list? How do I find out how long I have to wait?

The waiting times for an appointment will vary from person to person as we prioritise appointments to ensure people who are at risk of wounds, infection, and loss of limbs are seen first. We are unable to advise on an exact waiting time for patients currently.

 We are still accepting referrals in to the service and all our existing patients and all new referrals for treatment are being reviewed and placed on our waiting lists for an appropriate appointment. You will be contacted by telephone or letter when an appointment becomes available. We are working hard to contact as many patients as possible but If you are concerned that your foot condition is worsening then please contact us.

What to expect when you come and see us.

Please report to the podiatry reception team (Some of clinics have no reception, just a waiting area) and take a seat and the podiatry team will greet you in the waiting area at your allotted appointment time.

Do I still have to wear a face covering?

The use of face coverings in our clinics is currently optional. The staff may or may not be wearing a face covering depending of the type of treatment you are having.

Diabetes and Feet

Putting feet first - Diabetes UK is Putting Feet First | #PuttingFeetFirst | Diabetes UK (

Looking after your feet - 

Diabetes Complications -

Low risk wounds - The Royal College of Podiatry (

Moderate risk wounds - The Royal College of Podiatry (

High risk wounds - The Royal College of Podiatry (

Looking after wounds - The Royal College of Podiatry (

Charcot foot - The Royal College of Podiatry (

Looking after a foot in remission - The Royal College of Podiatry (

Footwear advice to reduce the risk of amputation - The Royal College of Podiatry (

Care of feet on Holiday - The Royal College of Podiatry (


Infection and Sepsis


Other conditions that can effect the feet and legs

Peripheral Neuropathy -

Peripheral Arterial Disease -

Chilblains -

Oedema -

Arthritis and feet -

Rheumatoid Arthritis -

Osteoarthritis -

Gout -

Bunions -

Stiff big toe (Hallux Rigidus) -

Toe deformities -

Foot pain -

Plantar Fasciitis -

Exercises to help foot pain - 

Lateral ankle sprains - Lateral ankle sprains leaflet 

Flat feet -

Intoeing -

Aging feet -

Athletes foot -

Fungal nail infection -

Sweaty feet -

Verrucae -

Corns and Callus -

Ingrown toenail -

Ingrown toenail surgery video -


Legs Matter  - general evidence-based Information and and health advice / support for leg and foot problems. 

Nail surgery can be used to treat in growing toenails that cause pain, inflammation (redness) often resulting in infection. It can also be used to treat thickened, deformed, and difficult to manage nails.

Nail surgery may be the best option for you if you have tried treatments, such as nail care from a qualified Podiatrist, experienced reoccurring infections or the pain from your nail stops you from taking part in an activity.

Nail surgery involves removing a portion or the entire nail and often, stopping the nail from growing back by applying a chemical or excising (cutting out) the nail bed.

if you are aged 16 and over or a carer for someone aged 10 and over and have a registered GP in Portsmouth, Southampton, Fareham, Gosport, East Hampshire, or West Hampshire area and have been struggling with painful in-growing toenails, you can now self-refer to NHS Solent Podiatry for a nail assessment.

Please follow the link:

or download the  Printable self referral form 

or use the QR code :


Contact Information

Debra O'Brien

0300 300 2012

Podiatry Service, 1st Floor Adelaide Health Centre, William Macleod Way, Southampton, SO16 4XE

Opening hours

  • Monday 8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Clinics closed
  • Sunday: Clinics closed

Special Notice
Clinics usually run from Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) Telephone lines are open 7days a week from 8am-8pm

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.