The Podiatrist promotes the importance of good foot health as an essential component to quality of life. Podiatry is a key element of preventative medicine. Foot health enhances quality of life by ensuring people stay independent and active for longer. These foot health services have undisputed cost-effective clinical benefits. Not receiving professional foot care can lead to increased levels of physical, mental and social problems for patients. Better managed foot health is essential, given the rise in the numbers suffering from diabetes and obesity, which leads to more complex and costly interventions on health and social services in the future. The Podiatry Service provides complex foot care. These services include wound management, pressure injury prevention and management, footwear assessments and diabetes assessments. Diabetes specific clinics are available. General skin and nail care is also provided.