I am a consultant foot and ankle surgeon practicing in Kent and East Sussex. I work at KIMS Hospital, Spire Sussex and Conquest Hospital, as well as providing a monthly clinic at Uckfield Community Hospital. I offer treatment for all foot and ankle problems, including paediatric foot pathology.

Many thanks for visiting footanklespecialist.com. I hope that you have found the information to be of interest. I will continue to build the patient information section, so that it will become a useful resource.

I aim to provide a helpful and accessible service for local GPs. If you have any queries or suggestions or want clinical advice, please contact me.

You can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

telephone my secretary Cordelia on 01424 834115 or

via the Conquest switchboard (01424 755277, extension 2011).

She will arrange for me to call you back as soon as possible.

 

Downloadable PDF guide to common foot and ankle problems

I have produced a guide to the initial assessment and treatment of common foot and ankle problems encountered in primary care.

It can be downloaded as a pdf file be clicking here. 

The guide is also available online here.

If you would like a hard copy, contact my secretary and I will send one out to you. 

 

Problems with post-operative patients

If you have a patient who has recently had surgery under my care, and has a problem, please contact me. I will see patients sooner than planned if needed, whether they are private or NHS.

Common issues are swelling, pain and bleeding. Almost always these can be treated with rest, ice and elevation. Pulmonary embolism, although uncommon, can occur after foot surgery and patients should be advised to attend A&E if this is suspected.

If things fail to settle, here are some useful contact numbers which are answered 24/7:

 

  • Conquest Cookson Attenborough ward (day cases): (01424) 755255 ext
  • Conquest Cookson Devas ward (inpatient elective): (01424) 755255 ext
  • Conquest Benson ward (trauma): (01424) 755255 ext 
  • Uckfield Community Hospital: (01825) 769999
  • Spire Sussex Hospital ward
  • KIMS Hospital