Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
2-5 weeks 4-8 weeks
*The actual time you wait will depend on many factors, including whether further diagnostics or tests are required, patient choice and how quickly the NHS approve the funding for your treatment, nevertheless the vast majority will be in the range detailed above.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.


You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Barlborough treatment centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

We also offer an affordable self pay option for patients who do not have health insurance, or have been told they are ineligible for NHS treatment.

Click here for more information about self pay


Achilles tendon repair

A ruptured Achilles tendon can be repaired either non-surgically, via a cast or brace, or via surgery where the tendon is stitched together. A cast or brace is put on the leg after surgery for up to eight weeks to help it heal.

Ankle arthroscopy

This surgical procedure is performed via keyhole surgery using an arthroscope attached to a video camera. It is used to repair damage caused to the shoulder through trauma, wear and tear or damage to the ligaments and tendons.

Bunion removal

A bunion is a painful bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe which usually gets worse over time. Surgical removal commonly involves part of the toe bone being cut or removed and the bones being realigned.

Flat foot correction

Flat feet or fallen arches cause the arch, instep or inside of the foot to be flat on the ground when standing (normally it should be raised). Treatment is usually in the form of corrective insoles (orthotics) in shoes. Surgery is rare and usually only used when the foot needs straightening.

Minimally invasive foot surgery

This includes any surgical procedure on the foot that uses the latest technology to make fewer, smaller incisions, resulting in reduced tissue damage and scarring. Cases can often be treated on a day patient basis.

Minor lumps and bumps removal

Lumps like ganglions beneath the skin can be removed if they are causing pain or difficulty with footwear.

Osteotomy

This is a surgical procedure that involves part of a bone being cut to shorten or realign it. It is sometimes performed as part of bunion surgery or to relieve pain in arthritis cases and uses general anaesthetic.

Removal of internal fixation

This surgical procedures is to remove any internal fixations e.g. screws, wires, plates.

Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus)

This is a form of degenerative arthritis which causes bone deformity, pain and stiffness in the big toe joint. The chronic, painful, limited motion of the big toe joint can be successfully treated surgically.

Subtalar fusions

This surgical procedures performed to either correct rigid deformity or instability of the subtalar joint or to remove painful arthritis of this joint. During surgery, this joint between the talus bone above and calcaneus bone below is removed as the joint surfaces are fixed together.

Therapeutic injection for pain relief

Injections are a fast and easy method of easing joint pain and inflammation in the hip caused by arthritis/osteoarthritis. Injections include steroids, to ease inflammation, and Hyaluronate, which helps the joint to move more smoothly.

Toe deformities (hammer toe, claw toe, mallet toe)

Common deformities affecting the small toe joints result in contractures and painful hard skin (corns). This condition can be caused by tight footwear or inflammatory arthritis. Following failed conservative treatment, surgical correction is advised to achieve a more comfortable fit in a normal shoe.

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