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.

If you are unable to receive the treatment you need on the NHS, but don’t have private health insurance, look for this Available for Self Pay icon to discover the option of paying for yourself.

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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.

Available for Self Pay 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.

Treatment of Claw Toe

Tightened ligaments and tendons cause the middle and end joints in the toe to contract, causing the toe joints to curl downwards. This condition is often caused by arthritis. Severe cases are treated surgically to straighten the toe.

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 possible to correct severe cases with plantar fasciectomys.

Ganglions and Minor Lumps and Bumps Removal

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

Treatment of Hammer Toe

This is a condition that often occurs with bunions: the toe bends downwards at the middle joint. This usually happens in the second toe and causes the middle toe joint to rise up. Surgery is used to treat severe cases to straighten the toe.

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.


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.

Treatment of Stiff Big Toe

A condition also known as Hallux Rigidus, a form of degenerative arthritis, which causes pain and stiffness in the joint where the big toe meets the foot. Severe cases can be treated with the surgical procedure chilectomy/artrodesis.

Therapeutic Injection for pain relief

Injections can be part of a treatment plan to relieve pain, stopping nerves from sending pain signals to the brain and reducing painful swelling. Cortisone (steroid) injections reduce inflammation and can last for several months.

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.

Removal of Internal Fixation

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

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.

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