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Specialist Podiatrist

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
NHFT Secured Services is offering an experienced podiatrist an exciting and unique opportunity to work somewhere completely different - within prison and immigration removal centre (IRC) environments. This post could be fulltime or part-time for the successful applicant, working in at least two of the following sites: HMP Peterborough, HMP Woodhill, HMP Bedford, and Yarl's Wood IRC.

Podiatry service is integrated within the primary healthcare team. The aim is to provide appropriate and timely care for patients with foot pathology. The podiatrist is supported by GPs, nurses, healthcare assistants, pharmacists, physiotherapists, mental health professionals, administrators, and the senior management team, to ensure quality patient care and excellent patient experience.

You will be provided with supervision and mentoring by the clinical lead podiatrist. Mandatory training and other training needs will be identified during the appraisal process to support both your continual professional development and general wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

To provide exceptional podiatry care, you will assess, diagnose, and provide management for a wide range of patients. Your case load will include complex patients with multiple medical conditions and co-morbidities including: diabetes, inflammatory arthritis, dermatological diseases, terminal illness, musculoskeletal disorders, and nail pathologies.

To manage patients with:
  • Diabetes high risk foot health and associated comorbidities
  • Circulatory and neurological deficit and reduced tissue viability
  • Musculoskeletal deformities and pain
  • Complex lower limb biomechanics
  • Ingrowing toenails and other nail pathology requiring nail surgery
  • Mental health diagnoses, dementia, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia
  • Substance use disorders
  • Terminal illness, requiring end of life care

The post holder will have an identified caseload of patients, the majority of which will be in the above categories. The wider healthcare team is available to support clinical interventions and patient management plans, to ensure optimal patient care within the prison and IRC setting.

The progressive nature of podiatry in these environments means that you will continually champion foot health awareness and strengthen links with your healthcare colleagues to ensure the patients receive best possible care.

About us

As a health and wellbeing organisation here at team NHFT we are dedicated to continually innovate and strive to make a difference to our community and those working for our Trust, we aim to serve the people of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas with safe, quality care. We deliver this from an understanding of our local healthcare needs, economy, and the changing demands of our community.

Our mission, making a difference for you, with you, was chosen by our staff and stakeholders. It means in everything we do and through every service we provide, we want to make a positive difference in people's lives - for those we care for, those we work with and those who work with us.

Everyone is part of our team.

Our core strategy is to be an employer of choice, a great place to work and be known for a diverse and inclusive culture whose staff feel valued. We provide a range of NHS services including physical, mental health and specialty services provided in hospital settings and out in the community within schools, GP clinics and patients own homes.

Here at NHFT we pride ourselves on our 54321 roadmap, pictured here which encompasses our PRIDE values, leadership behaviours, teams, enablers, and our mission all of which are driven by our vision of 'being a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care'. We are extremely proud to say this has also been recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and our CQC rating of Outstanding for team NHFT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes is a high security adult male prison. HMP Peterborough is a Category B prison for adult males and females. It also has a mother and baby unit. HMP Bedford is a Category B adult male prison with a resettlement function. Yarls Wood IRC is a fully contained residential centre housing men, women and adult family groups awaiting immigration clearance.

Why not come and have a look around and meet some of the team, you would be most welcome. To arrange a visit please send an email to

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration
  • BSc(Hons) Podiatry or equilavent


  • 5 years post graduate experience
  • Full driving licence



  • HCPC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Bedford


MK40 1HG

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