The Duchess of Cornwall visits the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine 

09/09/2016 00:00 
The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) today to learn more about the changing role of podiatry.
 

Her Royal Highness, who is Patron of The College of Podiatry, saw how podiatrists are working with professional colleagues in other hospitals to provide integrated care for patients, offering the best of both complementary and conventional podiatry therapies.

Her Royal Highness was met by UCLH chairman Richard Murley and chief executive Sir Robert Naylor. Mr Murley said: “We are delighted that The Duchess of Cornwall has visited our hospital to see our podiatry unit carrying out specialist podiatry treatments.”

The Duchess met the Jay family who are regular patients at the RLHIM. She heard Sarah and Tom Jay explain how their baby son Noah, 6 months, is being treated for epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin condition which causes blistering on the feet and the rest of his body.

The service provides specialist podiatric care within UCLH and receives referrals from GPs, other services at UCLH and other hospitals, including musculoskeletal medicine, dermatology, rheumatology, orthopaedics, paediatrics and oncology.

Members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists were also present for the visit. The society’s educational arm, the College of Podiatry, supports the development of specialisms for podiatrists which enables them to contribute to multidisciplinary teams throughout the NHS.

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