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About Your Podiatrist

Felicity Burnell
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Member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society 

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. 

MInstChP - Member of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.  The IOCP is a long established professional body representing podiatrists and chiropodists. Podiatrist, podiatry, chiropody & chiropodist are protected terms that may only be legally used by those who have attended a recognised School of Podiatry. The IOCP also provides public liability insurance. 


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.  

Felicity Burnell BSc. (hons) MInstPod

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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 provided private domiciliary treatment across Oxfordshire until July 2022.  I am delighted to announce from July 2022 I will be working at Raleigh Park Clinic, Oxford. I no longer offer home visits.

Further study in dermatoscopy & skin cancerdiabetes, rheumatology, biomechanics, kinesiology taping, casting techniques, acupuncture, sports massagex-ray and blood test interpretation, 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.  

Now I am clinic-based I am looking forward to offering a wider scope of treatments.  I am particularly interested in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and keeping fit and healthy at any age.  I'm passionate about keeping older people mobile so that they can maintain their independence.

This year I hope to extend my scope of practice to include skin surgery and corticosteroid injections.

Although I enjoy all aspects of the job, I have a particular talent for the painless* 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!


* or at least significantly less painful than you may be expecting!



Additional Qualifications & Courses Taken

Toeflex Nail Reconstruction (2024)
Onyfix Toenail Bracing (2024)
Verruca Masterclass (2024)
Cryotherapy Update (2024)
Basic Life Support & Anaphylaxis - repeated annually

Foot & Ankle Mobilisation Techniques (TBA)
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)

"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.

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