Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our FAQs – we hope they assist with making your visit to We Fix Feet Podiatry and Footcare clinics a pleasant one.
We envisage adding to these FAQs in the future. Please check back regularly.
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What should I expect on my first visit to We Fix Feet?
Do I need a referral from a Doctor or a GP?
No, you can contact us directly and we will be happy to see you without a formal referral. Please phone us to make an appointment, or alternatively, book online for an initial appointment
Do you carry out toe nail surgery?
Yes, we carry out different forms of nail surgery. For persistent ingrown toenails, we are able to perform a total removal or partial removal of the toenail. A local anaesthetic is administered for this procedure.
Can I get an emergency, out of hours appointment?
Yes, we offer an emergency out of hours appointments. As such, this is a premium service for those clients who need help when they are most in need.
Are home visits available?
Do you have on-site car parking?
Do We Fix Feet Clinics have easy wheelchair access?
Yes, all of our clinics are at ground floor level and have accessibility for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.
What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Foot Health Practitioner?
A Podiatrist is someone who has extended skills. They are able to perform nail surgery and biomechanical assessments. As such, they may have obtained a University Degree in Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine. It is likely that a Podiatrist may be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Therefore, those with a qualification in Podiatry and registered with the HCPC are known by the legally protected designated title of “HCPC Registered Podiatrist”.
A Foot Health Practitioner may have the same skills as a Podiatrist in dealing with general foot care such as toenail cutting, removal of hard skin, corns, callus, verruca treatment and ingrown toenails. A Foot Health Practitioner may be registered with a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accredited register.
Do you claim for your Podiatry of Foot Care treatment on any insurance or cash plan scheme? If so, please ensure you make the booking for your treatment with a clinician that meets your specific scheme providers T&Cs. We operate both Foot Health Practitioners and Podiatrists within our clinics. Scheme providers terms and conditions differ with their requirements for reclaiming of treatment costs.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
You will need to bring yourself and a list of any medication you are currently taking if you are attending a Podiatry or Foot Care appointment. If you are attending a Musculoskeletal Biomechanical Assessment, please also bring along a selection of footwear. In this case, a pair of shorts and loose clothing should also be worn or brought along.
What is your cancellation policy?
If a patient fails to attend their appointment or they cancel at the last minute, a fee will be charged. As a result, we will be unable to offer the appointment to other patients. For instance, urgent treatment may be required by other patients.
The full charge for the appointment will become payable in the event of non-attendance. Likewise, the full charge will become payable if cancellation is made within 24 hours of the booked appointment. Exceptional circumstances will, however, be taken into consideration.