Podiatric Day Surgery

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Podiatric Day Surgery

Providing foot surgery under local anaesthetic on a day-care basis.

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01376 55595901245 318567 - centralised booking service


01376 555901

About This Service

Eligibility criteria

Adults (18+) registered with a GP in the NHS Mid Essex area, who are medically fit and appropriate for surgery under a local anaesthetic. 


  • Patients who are not medically fit to undergo the procedure.
  • Patients who lack mental capacity to cope with surgery under local anaesthetic.
  • Patients who do not have support at home in the immediate post-op period.
  • Patients who have co-morbidities will be assessed on an individual basis and if deemed clinically unsafe to treat will be referred back to the referring body.

Service details

We offer the following surgery under local anaesthetic on a day-case basis:

  • Soft-tissue lesions surgery, such as ganglions and neuromas.
  • Bone surgery, such as osteotomy and arthrodesis to correct bunion deformities, osteoarthritis of the big toe joint and lesser toe deformities.
  • Complex surgery to correct other forefoot conditions.
  • Post-surgery gait analysis and the provision of an orthotic device where necessary.

Consultations and surgery are undertaken at Braintree Community Hospital. We aim to see and treat patients within 11 weeks.

We offer surgery patients an on-call service for the first 48 hours following surgery but they must have someone, such as a relative, at home to help them.


Service Delivery

We run our service on Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, at Braintree Community Hospital.

You can refer yourself by calling the service directly or by completing and sending in a referral form.  Referral forms can be requested by calling the centralised booking service number listed on this page.

You can also be referred by your healthcare professional, such as a GP, nurse or podiatrist.

We also provide an on-call service for the first 48 hours following surgery but you must have someone, such as a relative, at home to help you

We will offer you an appointment within 18 weeks, referrals for conditions such as ulceration, will be given priority.

Referral process

You must be referred by a hospital consultant, GP or podiatrist.

Customer Survey results for this service

  • 100% said they were treated with respect and dignity.
  • 100% said they were involved as much as they wanted to be in decisions about their care.
  • 100% said before treatment the clinician clearly explained how pain would be controlled.
  • 100% said after treatment a member of the team clearly explained how the procedure had gone.
  • 100% said they were given after-care information following treatment.
  • 100% said when contacting the team by phone they found them helpful, courteous and knowledgeable.

Click here to find out more about customer surveys of this service.

When & Where

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