SERVICE DESIGN Nene and Corby clinical commissioning groups are consulting over proposals to change community podiatry services.

Community podiatry services are provided by Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust to people in Northamptonshire on an unrestricted basis, whether or not they have a low, medium or high medical need.

According to a statement, Nene CCG says that it was considering changing the way that low, medium and high risk patients needing podiatric care are cared for “so that future service provision is targeted at patients with moderate and high clinical needs”.

“Patients with low risk conditions, for example patents with foot pain but no related underlying medical conditions, will have information about accessing alternative service providers,” it added.

“We believe this would ensure those with the greatest need continue to benefit from a higher quality responsive service and is sustainable for the local population.”