Jonathan D. Lees
D.Pod.M., M.C.Pod. HCPC Registration Number CH07404
This Practice in Amblecote
was established in 1984 initially for the purpose of Nail Surgery specifically.
Since the age of 7 years old I have had the vocation of becoming a Chiropodist,
and after qualifying from the Birmingham School of Chiropody in 1979,
I set up my private practice in Oldswinford, which was the first ever
‘Stourbridge Chiropody Practice’ run by a private ‘State Registered Chiropodist’.
I also worked for the National Health Service in their Medical Centres,
Clinics and Hospitals as a Senior Podiatrist Practitioner. In addition
I gained much experience working in a private clinic in Birmingham.
All instruments are sterilised to the top standards (and were years before
this was expected in official guidelines). The standard appointment time
given for a normal treatment is three times that which I was allowed
in the NHS. I have always managed to keep fee’s well below my contemporaries
simply by being very efficient. I have never advertised and do not ‘sell’
products. The surgery’s air is filtered, and air-conditioned when needed.
The waiting room as well as the surgery is private, although you are most
welcome to have company during treatment if you wish.
What do those letters
after the name mean? D.Pod.M. Diploma
in Podiatric Medicine - (The European Standard for Podiatry, which
now includes the qualification for use of Local Anaesthetics) M.C.Pod. Member of the College of Podiatry (Replaced Society
of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in name - below - in 2019). M.Ch.S. Member
of the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists - (The only recognised
body exclusively responsible for the training of chiropodists in the United
Kingdom.) S.R.Ch. State Registered Chiropodist - (The minimum qualification
required to work by the NHS, this is maintained by the government by the
independent body the ‘Health Professions Council’ a term sadly that had
dissapeared byJuly 2005). Podiatrist Another name used meaning ‘Chiropodist’ which is
becoming popular recently.