NHS chiropody

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Is this free for the over 60s?

I know that we can't get a bus pass now until state pension age and wondered if the chiropody had gone the same way.:o
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  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    It depends. See here.

    What I suspect is that you'll only get a referral if you really NEED one, ie you have some underlying condition like diabetes which makes expert foot care essential, AND the waiting lists may be very long even if your case is seen as urgent.
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  • ErrataErrata Forumite
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    I suspect if NHS chiropody was free to all over 60s the waiting list would be five years long:)
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • ukcarperukcarper Forumite
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    Savvy_Sue wrote: »
    It depends. See here.

    What I suspect is that you'll only get a referral if you really NEED one, ie you have some underlying condition like diabetes which makes expert foot care essential, AND the waiting lists may be very long even if your case is seen as urgent.

    Mum is diabetic and free chiropody was withdrawn a couple of years ago.
  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Check your local Age Concern / Age UK. we have a podiatrist a few morning a week , it is not free, but is around £30 cheaper than the health centre next door
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    ukcarper wrote: »
    Mum is diabetic and free chiropody was withdrawn a couple of years ago.
    Although the link says it may be free in some areas, and to check yours.

    But I know nothing for sure, I've paid to see one on the few occasions I've either felt the need or been unable to cut my own toenails.

    If you have a Rieker shoe shop locally, I think they often have a chiropody service available. Mine does, anyway!
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    Savvy_Sue wrote: »
    Although the link says it may be free in some areas, and to check yours.

    But I know nothing for sure, I've paid to see one on the few occasions I've either felt the need or been unable to cut my own toenails.

    If you have a Rieker shoe shop locally, I think they often have a chiropody service available. Mine does, anyway!
    I think you could be right it depends where you are and I also think in depends on the degree the diabetics is effecting your feet. But my mum had her free chiropody withdrawn as did many other people and now has to pay.
  • retiredladyretiredlady Forumite
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    Check out your local beauty salon and ask if they do pedicures. I used to go to a chiropodist and ten minutes which basically involved getting my toe nails cut and out in ten minutes cost me £30.
    At my local salon I get my nails cut, cuticles trimmed, rough skin removed from feet, a foot and lower leg massage, diabetes foot check plus you can get them painted the colour of your choice if you want! All for the grand sum of £25. Takes about an hour but it feels wonderful!
    When life hands you lemons, ask for tequilla and salt and give me a call!!!
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    Check out your local beauty salon and ask if they do pedicures. I used to go to a chiropodist and ten minutes which basically involved getting my toe nails cut and out in ten minutes cost me £30.
    At my local salon I get my nails cut, cuticles trimmed, rough skin removed from feet, a foot and lower leg massage, diabetes foot check plus you can get them painted the colour of your choice if you want! All for the grand sum of £25. Takes about an hour but it feels wonderful!
    I'd want to know what training the person doing it had had, and a discount for NOT having my nails painted! :rotfl:
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  • I'm a qualified podiatrist, unfortunately NHS chiropody seems to be being phased out. A good way of finding a HCPC registered podiatrist in your area is to go to the society of chiropodists and podiatrist website and do a search. The big downside to beauty places is they don't sterilise equipment between patients....




    Hope this helps :)
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    jen_foot wrote: »
    I'm a qualified podiatrist, unfortunately NHS chiropody seems to be being phased out. A good way of finding a HCPC registered podiatrist in your area is to go to the society of chiropodists and podiatrist website and do a search.
    Link for that search
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