Foot health

We provide a wide range of foot health services at University Hospital Lewisham and in the community.

This includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education and advice on disease and deformities related to the foot and lower limb.




Foot health services in the community

Foot Health Services main office is based at Downham Health and Leisure Centre, which also acts as the base for our home visiting service. We also provide services from seven community clinics:

University Hospital Lewisham

Suite 1, Purple Zone
Lewisham Hospital
Lewisham High Street
London, SE13 6LH

T: 020 3192 6790

Downham Health and Leisure Centre

7-9 Moorside Road
Bromley, BR1 5EP

T: 020 3049 1800

Lee Health Centre

2 Handen Road
London, SE12 8NP

T: 020 3049 2114

Sydenham Green Health Centre

26 Holmshaw Close
London, SE26 4TH

T: 020 3049 2737

South Lewisham Health Centre

50 Conisborough Crescent
London, SE6 2SP

T: 020 3049 2503

Waldron Health Centre

Stanley Street
London, SE8 4BC

T: 020 3049 3400

Acute foot service

Suite 9, Yellow Zone
Lewisham Hospital
Lewisham High Street
London, SE13 6LH

T: 020 3192 6602

What conditions are treated?

Foot problems treated include:

  • Foot ulceration/wound care
  • Musculoskeletal pathology of the foot and lower limb
  • Skin and nail pathology of the foot
  • Foot deformities

What services are provided?

  • Wound care
  • Vascular assessment
  • Diabetic foot assessment
  • Nail surgery (and emergency nail clinic for ingrowing toenails)
  • Musculoskeletal assessment and gait analysis
  • General and high risk clinics
  • New patient clinics
  • Acute foot services
  • Home visiting service

How can you get a referral?

Any person registered with a Lewisham GP can be referred by their GP or apply to the service by submitting an application form as below. However, only people with a health condition that impacts on the health of their feet, or people with a significant foot problem such as a wound, acutely ingrowing nail or painful musculoskeletal condition, can be given access to the service.

Foot Health application form (click to download)

Appointment information

All clinical and home visiting services operate Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and all services are by scheduled appointment only, using agreed booking.

Home visiting service

The Trust provides a home visiting service for patients who are unable to attend any of the clinics. However, if you are able to leave your home escorted or unescorted and can travel on foot, by bus, in a taxi or with dial-a-ride, you will be asked to attend the clinic. Patients who are able to attend GP or dental appointments will not be considered housebound.

Acute foot service

The acute foot service, located in Suite 9 at University Hospital Lewisham, cares for people with complex foot wounds. Referral to the service is by healthcare professionals only. The service can be contacted on: 020 3192 6602 or by email on: