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Main clinic telephone no: 01473 704912. Please leave a message if there is no reply and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Opening times: The clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm.
Nearest car park: Car Park G. View car parking information.
Nearest entrance:
The entrance to the Diabetic Foot Clinic is adjacent to Entrance 15: North Entrance. View hospital map.
Clinic times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Overview: The Diabetic Foot Clinic provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for diabetic foot complications, such as ulcers. Referral can be made by GPs and other healthcare professionals, including community podiatrists and practice or community nurses.
What to expect at your appointment: You will be seen by an experienced member of the Diabetic Foot team and your diabetes and/or medical history taken. It is not unusual to be seen by more than one member of the team. Trainees, including medical students, may also be present in the clinic and, if you do not want them to see you, please let us know. We would expect your appointment to last up to 30 minutes; however some clinics can be very busy. We will endeavour to see you at your appointment time and apologise if you have to wait. At your appointment we may undertake:
  • full foot assessment including circulation and sensations;
  • blood tests, if deemed necessary, for diabetes control, blood pressure, kidney function, cholesterol and any other associated conditions;
  • other tests such as X-rays, wound swabs / samples;
  • wound care that may include removal of dead, diseased or unhealthy tissue. We also under take some minor procedures (if this is the case some minor bleeding may occur); and
  • we sometimes take photographs of wounds, but only with your consent.
What to bring with you:
Please bring to your appointment:
  • a list of your current medication;
  • any current antibiotics that you may be taking; and
  • Any details of any allergies you have to medications.
Sometimes you will be required to have further investigations such as X-rays, therefore please ensure you bring a light snack and any required medication that you may need while you are at your appointment.
Further information: Unfortunately we are unable to offer routine podiatry care at this clinic. Please contact your GP or the Suffolk Community Healthcare Podiatry Service on 01473 275204.

For more information about diabetes foot care please visit www.diabetes.org.uk/putting-feet-first

This clinic takes part in clinical research trials.
Associated clinics Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic & Children's Diabetes Clinic
Related documents and links to further information

>> Find out more about The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre.

The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre is research active and works closely with the Diabetes Research Team. This integrated approach ensures that all adults and children with Diabetes have the opportunity to take part in clinical research.

>> Find out more about the Diabetes Research Team.