Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
3-4 weeks 12-14 weeks
*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests.

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 Peninsula NHS 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.

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.

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. Treatments can include physio, or surgery for severe cases.

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.

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.

Hammer Toe

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. Suitable pads, shoes and exercises can treat this condition. Surgery is used to treat severe cases.

Ingrown Toenail

This develops when the edge of the toenail grows down and cuts into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling and/or bleeding. Over the counter remedies usually solve the problem. In severe cases surgery is possible to remove some or all of the nail.

Metacarpal Fusion

This is minimally invasive foot surgery; 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.


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.

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. Using shoe pads and shoes with plenty of room may help, but surgery may be necessary if pain continues.

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.

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