Welcome to Considerate Foot Care

Considerate | Professional | Foot Care

Belinda provides treatment and advice for the following conditions:-

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Corn Removal
  • Callus Reduction/Heel Fissures
  • Nail Trimming/Thinning
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Fungal Toenails/Athletes Foot
  • Verrucae Advice

Taking care of your feet is very important, especially if you suffer from circulatory problems, diabetes or if you are overweight.

Regular visits with a qualified Foot Health Practitioner are very important and should not be underestimated.

Book your appointment today and show your feet the respect they deserve!

Areas Covered

Faringdon/Swindon

Belinda provides home visits in Faringdon and the surrounding villages and also the Nythe and Covingham areas of Swindon.   All appointments must be booked in advance with Belinda.

Fairford

Clinic appointments are available at Fairford Therapy Centre, London Road, Fairford.  All appointments must be pre-booked.  Booking arrangements can be made either with Fairford Therapy Centre or Belinda directly. Home visits are also available in Fairford to housebound patients ONLY.  Again all appointments must be pre-booked.  Please contact Belinda directly to arrange a home visit in Fairford and surrounding villages.

About Belinda

A little about your Foot Health Practitioner...
Belinda Billinge DipCFHP RFHP

Belinda Billinge DipCFHP RFHP

Foot Health Practitioner

Belinda lived in and around the Faringdon area all of her life until she moved to Swindon in 2009.

Following over 20 years in the legal profession Belinda decided that she needed a change of career.

In 2002 Belinda began training in Foot Health Care with the College of Foot Health Practitioners.

She qualified in 2004 attaining a Diploma in Foot Health Care from The College of Foot Health Practitioners (DipCFHP).

Belinda is trained to assess, diagnose and manage foot and lower limb related problems.

She aims to provide a “Gold Standard” service to her patient and to relieve foot pain and maintain mobility for her patients.

Belinda also undertakes continuing professional development in order to keep her professional skills up-to-date and to provide the best quality service possible to her patients.

Belinda is also a Member of the Register Of Foot Health Practitioners.

If you wish to check her credentials on The Register of Foot Health Practitioners you can do so at http://www.footreg.org/

Frequently Asked Questions

Some common questions answered...
What can I expect at my first appointment?

I start by recording relevant personal details and medical history, (all records are kept confidential). 

I then proceed to give your feet a thorough foot health check and discuss your requirements and treatment plan.

Once treatment is complete, I can answer any questions you might have and relevant advice is given.  The treatment concludes with a foot massage.

Why do you collect personal information? Are records kept confidential?

I collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, it is a requirement by law and for insurance purposes. Secondly, to provide you with the best possible treatment plan using clinical reasoning processes.

The type of information I will collect about you includes: name, address, contact numbers, medical and any other relevant history.

I am committed and required by law to maintain confidential your personal information.

I will only use the information that I collect about you lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act and more recently also the General Data Protection Regulations.

Gold Standard Hygiene

Belinda’s “Gold Standard” service includes a high quality of hygiene including full vacuum sterilisation of instruments which means that all instruments, used on each individual patient, are individually pouched prior to sterilisation and then “in pouch” autoclave sterilised so that every set of instruments used is in a 100% sterile state when opened in front of you at each treatment.

This standard is over and above the minimum requirements for Foot Health Practitioners and not all Practitioners operate at this level of instrument hygiene.

What Is A Foot Health Practitioner?

Foot Health Practitioners deliver routine foot care wherever it is needed. They are trained to recognise and assess foot conditions, treat appropriately and refer when necessary.

Many people need simple foot care to maintain mobility and quality of life. Being overweight or diabetic increases the need, both of these conditions are rapidly increasing in prevalence in the population.

Working as independent practitioners in the private sector, Foot Health Practitioners deliver their skills in a wide range of settings.

They work with other health care professionals wherever necessary for the well-being of their clients. They may visit individual clients in their own homes, attend clients in Rest Homes and Nursing Homes, or visit industrial and commercial sites for the benefit of employees.

Many Foot Health Practitioners establish their own surgery-based premises in order to provide a service to a local population. Belinda is a member of The Register of Foot Health Practitioners (Registration No. V161304) If you wish to check Belinda’s credentials on The Register of Foot Health Practitioners you can do so at http://www.footreg.org/

What is the difference between a Foot Health Practitioner, a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?

Foot Health Practitioners and Podiatrists both have important roles to play in the community. Nowadays there are fewer Chiropodists in the community. 

In 2005/6 the terms Chiropodist/Chiropody/Podiatrist/Podiatry became “protected” following government legislation.  This meant that the schools that used to train Chiropodists then had to re-name their graduates, so from mid-2004 onwards the Foot Health Practitioner came into existence!

Foot Health Practitioners provide the routine foot care that the majority of people require on a regular basis ie. Toenail Trimming, Ingrown Toenails (that do not require surgery), Corns, Calluses, Fungal Infections, Verrucae, Diabetics (who have their condition under control) etc.  They are privately trained (ie. self-funded) to diploma level.   Some Foot Health Practitioners undertake post-graduate studies to qualify in bio-mechanics, Cryo-surgery etc. and some even go on to undertake Podiatry degrees.

Podiatrists provide care to “at risk” patients ie. Diabetics whose condition is out of control, surgical procedures, biomechanics etc. Very often a Podiatrist will specialise in particular area.  They can also provide the more routine footcare that the Foot Health Practitioner provides.  They are trained to degree level and can work within the NHS as well as privately.   They can be registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC). Foot Health Practitioners do have the option to register with the Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners which is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (who also oversee the HCPC).

There are also numerous other Registers available to the Foot Health Practitioner to register with.  Belinda is registered with The Foot Health Practitioners Register (registration number V161303) details of which can be found here

Treatments and Prices

What we do and how much it costs...

Treatments Available, Prices and Information

Treatments

Belinda provides treatment and advice for the following conditions:-

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Corn Removal
  • Callus Reduction
  • Nail Trimming/Thinning
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Fungal Toenails/Athletes Foot
  • Verrucae Advice

References to Common Foot Conditions

  • For more information on Callus and Corns click HERE
  • For more information on Ingrown Toenails click HERE
  • For more information on Fungal Infections click HERE
  • For more information on Verrucae click HERE

Prices

Faringdon + Surrounding Villages | Swindon (Nythe/Covingham)

 

Appointments

Mondays, Wednesdays and some Thursday Mornings | All Home Visits | All Appointments MUST be pre-booked

 

Initial Appointments (approx 45-60 mins)

Treatment Cost – £50 A full medical history must be taken prior to any treatment being given. A list of all prescription and non-prescription medication regularly taken must be available for this initial appointment.   This information is taken on a strictly confidential basis.  The appointment includes, as necessary, nail trimming, ingrown toenail, callus reduction, corn removal, verrucae and fungal advice/treatment.  A complimentary foot massage is included with this treatment, if you prefer not to receive this please let Belinda know. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

Follow-Up Apointment (approx 30 mins)

Treatment Cost £40.00 An appointment to allow for full treatment of all issues needed following the Initital Appointment.  A complimentary foot massage is included with this treatment, if you prefer not to receive this please let Belinda know when attending for your appointment. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

Extras

Medicaments, paddings, dressings etc. cost extra and will be discussed and agreed with you at your appointment as necessary and if required

Fairford Therapy Centre + Surrounding Villages

 

Appointments

Tuesdays | Home Visits – Morning | Clinic Appointments – Afternoon | All appointments MUST be pre-booked

 

In Clinic – Initial Appointments (approx 45 mins)

Treatment Cost – £50 A full medical history must be taken prior to any treatment being given. A list of all prescription and non-prescription medication regularly taken must be brought with you when attending for this initial appointment.   This information is taken on a strictly confidential basis.  The appointment includes, as necessary, nail trimming, ingrown toenail, callus reduction, corn removal, verrucae and fungal advice/treatment.  A complimentary foot massage is included with this treatment, if you prefer not to receive this please let Belinda know. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

In Clinic – Follow-Up Apointment (approx 30 mins)

Treatment Cost £40.00 An appointment to allow for full treatment of all issues needed following the Initital Appointment.  A complimentary foot massage is included with this treatment, if you prefer not to receive this please let Belinda know when attending for your appointment. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

In Clinic – Short Follow-up Appointment (approx 15 mins)

Treatment Cost £25 An appointment for quick, simple treatment that does not require a full follow-up appointment ie. simple nail trim or a single corn.  A foot massage is not available with this appointment. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

Home Visits (Housebound Patients only)

Home visits are available for housebound patients ONLY.  You will need to contact Belinda directly to arrange a home visit.  These can only be provided outside of clinic appointments on a Tuesday when Belinda is in the Fairford area.

 

Home Visits – Initial Appointments (approx 45 mins)

Treatment Cost – £50 A full medical history must be taken prior to any treatment being given. A list of all prescription and non-prescription medication regularly taken must be made available when Belinda attends for this initial appointment.  This information is taken on a strictly confidential basis.  The appointment includes, as necessary, nail trimming, ingrown toenail, callus reduction, corn removal, verrucae and fungal advice/treatment.  A complimentary foot massage is included with this treatment, if you prefer not to receive this please let Belinda know. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

Home Visits – Follow-Up Appointment (approx 30 mins)

Treatment Cost £40.00 An appointment to allow for full treatment of all issues needed following the Initital Appointment.  A complimentary foot massage is included with this treatment, if you prefer not to receive this please let Belinda know. Any ongoing treatment will be discussed and agreed upon.

 

Not sure an appointment is necessary?

I can offer a free 5 minute foot check – you will need to call to book your 5 min slot. If treatment is necessary then an appointment can be arranged at a future date. Not available for home visits.

 

Extras

Medicaments, paddings, dressings etc. cost extra and will be discussed and agreed with you at your appointment as necessary and if required

Payment Options

We can accept the following forms of payment

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Bank Transfer
  • Electronic Payments

PLEASE NOTE to accept an electronic payment there must be an adequate mobile signal or an available WiFi broadband connection

Accepted Forms Of Electronic Payment

Cancellation Policy

 

In order to offer an effective service and to ensure availability for your next appointment, we charge for missed or cancelled sessions, except in the cases of planned breaks or exceptional circumstances.

Should you wish to cancel an appointment please provide 24 hours notice of cancellation so that we have the opportunity to try and fill the appointment slot.

Any missed appointments or late cancellations will be charged the full treatment cost, at Belinda’s discretion. 

Your consideration in this regard is very much appreciated

Contact

All contact information...

Contact Belinda

Telephone  : 07791 093023

Address (For Correspondence Only) : 12 Reddings House | Twickenham Close | Swindon | SN3 3FP

Email : belinda@consideratefootcare.com

 

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Contact Fairford Therapy Centre

Telephone : 01285 711177

Address : Fairford Therapy Centre | London Road | Fairford | GL7 4AQ

Web: fairfordtherapycentre.co.uk

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