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Guy's and St Thomas' diabetes foot services

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals’ offers a specialist service for patients with diabetes. Operating from both hospital sites, care is provided for inpatients and outpatients by a multidisciplinary team that includes Podiatrists, Diabetologists, Vascular Surgeons, Microbiologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Diabetic Nurse Specialists, Amputee Physiotherapists and Orthotists.

Who Is the Service For?

The service is for anyone who requires these specialist service however the Hospital Foot Health/Podiatry service is, at present, intended primarily for people who are actively under the care of the Diabetes and Endocrine Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust although the team can be contacted for advice on patients who are being managed in primary care and for urgent problems. 

Patients who are being seen in clinics in primary care and who do not necessarily require hospital expertise should be referred to the Primary Care Foot Health Service.

Patients with urgent critical problems such as:

  • tissue necrosis
  • gangrene
  • serious infection
  • critical ischaemia

require urgent input from the hospital team.

Contacting the Service

Guy's Hospital



Tel: 020 7188 2449 (8am - 4 pm) 

Fax: 020 7188 2450


Diabetes Registrar:

Tel: 020 7188 7188 Bleep 0140


Diabetes Unit Secretaries:

Tel: 020 7188 1915

Fax: 020 7188 1926


St Thomas' Hospital

020 7188 1983 (9am – 5pm)

Fax: 020 7620 1616


Diabetes Registrar:

Tel: 020 7188 7188 Bleep 1801


Diabetes Unit Secretaries:

Tel: 020 7188 1981

Fax: 020 7188 1991



Foot problems

Foot problems
Persistently raised blood glucose results in damage to nerves and blood vessels in the feet which can reduce sensation and cause circulation problems.


The feet are an important site of complications in people with diabetes and so special care must be taken to keep the feet healthy and look out for early signs that problems may be developing.