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Verruca needling in the NHS

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Simon Ross, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Simon Ross

    Simon Ross Active Member


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    Do many NHS podiatry depts. offer verruca needling to patients? What percentage offer this service out of interest?
     
  2. blinda

    blinda MVP

    I`m not aware of any no-fee NHS Pod departments that do. If the results of Farina`s RCT are favourable, then maybe some will start to offer it.
     
  3. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Here are the details of Farina`s RCT, for anyone interested;

    http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/11/e009406.full
     
  4. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    certainly not in S.Tyne
     
  5. werg

    werg Member

    It is done in NHS Grampian,

    Ian.
     
  6. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    Many nhs podiatry contracts have specific service specification . one of these criteria is the excusion of vp treatment . I work in 3 separate pct areas and they all exclude treatment of plantar warts. So no needling no treatment of any kind as most of it is a waste of nhs finances. there are better things to spend taxpayers money on than hundreds of thousands of children with warts. I suppose this will keep some in private practice busy. I dont treat many warts in pp only 2 patients in 7 months i tell most pts with vps to save thier money and await the natural death of their wart.
     
  7. NBEATON

    NBEATON Welcome New Poster

    We do in NHS Highland, only VP treatment we offer and only offer to those that are fairly significant.

    Naomi
     
  8. Louelle

    Louelle Member

    I do in Salisbury
     
  9. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Cool. I didn`t know needling was being offered within NHS.

    Whilst it is by no means the utopia of VP treatment, it is certainly a very useful adjunct to our tool box.
     
  10. my 8 yr old verruca hurts

    my 8 yr old verruca hurts Welcome New Poster

    How do you get referred into that service?
     
  11. blinda

    blinda MVP

    If it is offered in your local NHS Podiatry department, you will need a referral from your GP. However, the majority do not, so you may have to seek out a private practitioner. Either way, you really shouldn`t be posting on this forum as this is for professionals only, not for help in personal foot complaints. Good luck with finding someone who can help.
     
  12. my 8 yr old verruca hurts

    my 8 yr old verruca hurts Welcome New Poster

    Thanks ! Over and out
     
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