Cwm Taf University Health Board seek HCPC registered Podiatrists who are certified competent in the use of Local Anaesthesia.

The Podiatry and Orthotic Department provides Integrated Primary, Community and Secondary Care across Merthyr, Cynon, Rhondda and Taff Ely Valleys. We deliver a range of Podiatric Services in a variety of HealthCare settings which include Diabetic Care, Wound Care, Neurological and Vascular Assessment, Musculoskeletal Assessment and diagnosis clinics. Our interventions include soft tissue therapy, patient education, co-production and empowerment, provision of footwear and orthotic aids. Podiatry and Orthotics work within multidisciplinary teams in secondary care and link closely with its primary care colleagues.

Computer Aided Design manufacture of orthoses provides prescription devices to our Community and Secondary services and provides clinicians the opportunity to be involved in the development of their prescriptions using modern technologies. Minor surgery is centralised to a purpose built day surgery unit and access is available to undertake procedures under General Anaesthesia in the District General Hospital working closely with our colleagues in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Through the Extended scope Podiatrist within the CMATS team, strong working relationships have been forged in Secondary Care and the role is integral to the Lower Limb Trauma and Orthopaedic Service. Established pathways facilitate access to diagnostic imaging for MSK and Acute Teams and use of Ultrasonograph by the CMATS team is being implemented.

The department is committed to recognising and developing the Ssills of Iits staff and supports participation in continual professional development opportunities, which link into Personal Development Plans and Service Strategy. It provides in-house rotational opportunities in Diabetes and Nail Surgery. For new graduates, mentorship with an experienced Podiatrist is provided. All recruits are supported to develop an evidence file demonstrating their ability to work within local clinical networks and pathways.