The diabetes foot team provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with diabetic foot disease; one of the complications of diabetes.
Referrals can be made by any healthcare professional. We also accept self-referrals.
We run a reactive/emergency service and are able to see urgent referrals within 24 hours during our opening hours.
Monday to Thursday: 8am - 5.30pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Telephone number: 01223 216706
If we are unable to take your call, please leave a message on our answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
How to refer
For urgent referrals or advice please call the clinic number above.
If you are a healthcare professional and want to email or fax a non urgent referral, please telephone or refer to GP connect for details.
If you would like to self-refer, please telephone us on the above number.
We do not provide routine podiatry treatment, such as nail cutting at the diabetes foot clinic. Please contact your GP or local podiatry service if you require this.
For more information on how diabetes can affect the feet, please visit diabetes.org.uk.
What to expect at your appointment
It is not unusual to be seen by more than one member of the diabetes foot team during your appointment, therefore please allow sufficient time.
The diabetes foot team is multidisciplinary and made up of:
- Diabetes specialist podiatrists
- Diabetes consultants
- Diabetes specialist nurses
- Plaster technicians
- Diabetes Dieticians
- Health care assistants
- Administrative staff
- Vascular surgeons
- Orthopaedic surgeons
At your appointment we may need to undertake/perform:
- A full medical history
- Blood tests
- Other tests and investigations such as x-ray, wound swab, tissue or bone sample
- Wound care which may include debridement and application of a dressing
- Application of a plaster cast
- Fitting of specialist footwear
What to bring with you to your appointment:
- List of current medication including any antibiotics you may be taking
- Details of any allergies
- Light snack and a drink
- Any medication you may be due to take at time of your appointment such as insulin
Please note the diabetes foot team also participates in the national diabetes foot audit and clinical research trials.
As Addenbrooke’s is a teaching hospital, there may also be students observing the clinics.
How to find us
The diabetes foot clinic is situated inside the Addenbrooke’s treatment centre (ATC) on level 2. We are opposite the day surgery/pre assessment unit. The nearest entrance is the main ATC.
Our nearest car park is car park 2 which is a multi-storey.
There is also some disabled parking on Keith Day road, which is just outside the main ATC entrance.
Please refer to the ‘Finding us’ page which has all the added information you may need, including details of public transport, parking costs and the regular courtesy bus service.
For those that have poor mobility there is a courtesy bus that will collect you from the carpark and drop you off outside the main ATC entrance. If you require this service, please enquire in the car park office.