NHS OR PRIVATE FOOT CARE?
SPORTS & INJURY
Based on our great experience with other medical professionals and the NHS, we are able to provide the above generalisations of the difference in service availability and waiting times.
Clinical Commissioning Groups are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. There are approximately 195 CCGs in England.
The constrained resources available to each regional NHS CCG and its subsequent NHS podiatry services, often means their services are restricted in comparison to that of private podiatry services. For example the waiting time to see an NHS podiatrist once referred is often longer than patients would like or may need.
Many CCGs are consequently publicly increasing their signposting of a number of services to private podiatry providers.