About Your Podiatrist
Felicity Burnell BSc. (hons)
I qualified from the University of Southampton in 2010.
I have extensive experience both within the NHS and private sector. Within the NHS, I specialised as a Community Diabetes Lead Podiatrist working in community clinics, the Churchill Hospital's diabetic foot clinic and domiciliary settings. I have previously had permanent roles within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and have locumed in Greenwich, Ealing, Kensington, Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire.
I waved goodbye to the NHS in June 2017 and have provided private care within your home across Oxfordshire ever since.
Further study in diabetes, rheumatology, biomechanics, x-ray and blood test interpretation, casting techniques, acupuncture, sports massage, my previous life as a medical secretary and a further undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science (University of Southampton, 2007) means I have a broad knowledge base that I can apply to each consultation.
In October 2018 I attended an intensive dermatoscopy and skin cancer course. I found that my patients would often ask me about other lumps and bumps on their bodies, and I felt it would be a good adjunct to my service to be able to accurately identify suspicious lesions - and also to be able to confidently reassure if something is benign. More recently, I have spent time shadowing within the Dermatology department at The Churchill Hospital to further develop my specialist interest in the area.
Although I enjoy all aspects of the job, I have a particular talent for the treatment of ingrowing toenails (both conservatively and surgically).
I really enjoy a challenge - so if you've got 'problem feet', you've come to the right place!
Kinesiology Taping for Athletes (2022)
AfN Accredited Certificate in Nutrition (2020)
Certificate in Sports Massage (Level 3, 2019)
International Certificate of Dermatoscopy & Skin Cancer Medicine (2018)
Verruca Needling (2016)
Foot & Lower Leg Casting (2015)
IR(ME)R Certificate (2014 & 2016)
Rheumatology of the Lower Limb (MSc Module; 2014)
Diabetic Foot Module (MSc Module; 2014)
Lower Limb Acupuncture (2011)
BSc. (hons) Physiology (Degree, 2007)
What's in a qualification?
BSc. (hons) - Bachelor of Science with honours. This means the podiatrist has attended a recognised School of Podiatry and has studied for at least 3 years in order to attain a degree in podiatric medicine.
MRCPod - Member of the Royal College of Podiatry. The College is the leading professional body representing podiatrists and chiropodists. Podiatrist and chiropodist are protected terms that may only be legally used by those who have attended a recognised School of Podiatry. The College also provides public liability insurance. (Previously denoted as MChS and MCPod).
HCPC - Health & Care Professional Council. All qualified podiatrists and chiropodists should be registered with the HCPC; you can check the register here. The HCPC regulates health and care professionals in the UK.
"I'm always amazed at what Felicity pulls out of her little bag! A medicament for every
occasion. My feet always feel so much better afterwards." - D.H.
Felicity has been keeping my wife and I on our feet for 6 years. Not only is she brilliant at her job, but she is incredibly kind, caring and brings a smile to our faces. We always look forward to her visits." - G.W.
“I wouldn't trust anybody else to look after my feet!" - K.B.
“I highly recommend Felicity. She consistently provides a very thorough treatment; but the best bit? The fabulous foot massage at the end!" - J.H.