The Podiatry Department provides a comprehensive service in Gateshead aimed at improving foot health, minimising foot and lower limb conditions and improving the quality of life by reducing foot pain and discomfort by curing or improving podiatric conditions.

We provide the following services:

  • Diabetes Outpatient Clinics – The key function of these clinics is the rapid access to assessment and treatment for patients experiencing diabetic foot ulceration. The aim is to heal ulceration as quickly as possible and to promote better awareness of the risk factors and improve the prevention of further foot complications.
  • NailSurgeryassessment and procedure – Full / partial nail removal for patients with recurrent ingrown toe nails or gross thickening of nails under local anaesthetic.
  • ElectroSurgery– removal at dermo-epidermal junction of long standing lesions such as plantar corns, verrucae which have not responded to conventional treatment.
  • Biomechanics. Insoles, pressure-relieving devices and dynamic devices to realign the foot and assist/cure biomechanical or gait problems.
  • GeneralPodiatryTreatment – service offered to patients with a medical/podiatric need in accordance with the agreed departmental access criteria ( detailed below)
  • Domiciliary Visits – offered to patients who are deemed totally housebound.

The service is provided from the following locations:

Bensham General Hospital, Saltwell Road, Gateshead, NE8 4YL

(Please note that Bensham General Hospital site is for patients who require biomechanical assessment only)


Birtley Children’s Centre, Pembroke Avenue, Birtley DH3 2DJ

Blaydon PCC, Shibdon Road, Blaydon NE21 5NW

Dunston Health Centre, Dunston Bank, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 6PU

Felling Health Centre, Stephenson Terrace, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 9QA

Gateshead Health Centre, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 1NB

Grassbanks Health Centre, Wirralshir, Leam Lane Estate, Gateshead, NE10 8DX

Low Fell Clinic, Beacon Lough Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6TD

Ryton Clinic, Grange Road, Ryton, NE40 3LT

Teams Clinic, Teams Medical Practice, Watson Street, Teams, Gateshead, NE8 2PQ

Whickham Health Centre, Rectory Lane, Whickham, Newcastle, NE16 4PD

Wrekenton Health Centre, Springwell Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7AD. 

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