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Specialist Podiatrist - Diabetes Foot Protection Service

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa Annum Plus HCAS
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Specialist Podiatrists

Diabetes Foot Protection Service

Are you a qualified podiatrist looking for an exciting new role?

We are recruiting podiatrists with an interest in Diabetic foot protection at various levels (from bands 5-7). We are looking for clinical staff who are passionate about the care they give to patients and who want to make a real difference in diabetic foot care.

At NELFT, we have secured significant and long-term Transformation funding and are undertaking an ambitious and exciting programme of co-design, with our partners in the Integrated Care Board (ICB), primary care networks (PCN) and secondary care. Our aim is to improve and enhance our service delivery to meet the challenges that face our diabetic population in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge through integration and collaboration. We want to improve patient outcomes to help our residents reduce the risk of developing active limb-threatening or life-threatening diabetic foot problem.

In return, we can offer you access to dedicated and personalised training and development in your chosen speciality, flexible working with our blended approach to new ways of working, including rotational opportunities and an unmissable chance to be part of something great that will shape the delivery of these services for years to come.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a member of the Diabetes Foot Protection Service (FPS) who has podiatry skills and will be responsible for providing evidence based comprehensive assessment, review and treatment and support the team by delivering this service to the local population at moderate and high-risk. The post holder will be working within agreed local care pathways, codes of practice and professional standards, and specifically embedding Clinical quality guidelines.Experienced podiatrists will provide specialist and complex podiatry care for a range of acute and chronic foot pathologies within community settings. The post holder will complement the service by using their first-class assessment, diagnostic and communication skills to develop programmes of care and their clinical expertise to implement treatment plans.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,108 to a maximum of �5,177).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and person specification, to view more detail about each post.

If you think you have the right skills, attitude, and enthusiasm that you can bring to this exciting transformation, we would love to hear from you. If you are unsure whether you fit the criteria for the role, we encourage you to get in touch for an informal chat about your experience. Lease contact jody Butler (

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • oMust hold valid HCPC Registration
  • BSc Diploma/Degree in Podiatric Medicine


  • Evidence of post graduate training or equivalent experience



  • Minimum of 1 year working in the community (postgraduate)


  • Experience of governance, quality, and audit



  • Sound demonstrable knowledge of NICE clinical guidelines relating to diabetic foot problems


  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Excellent organisational and clinical skills


  • Commitment to own development
  • Car driver with valid UK Licence

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Across NELFT localities


RM13 8GQ

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