Consultant Profile

Mr James M Pickard

Mr James M Pickard Consultant Podiatrist
Practicing at:
Spire Methley Park Hospital
  • Allied Health Professionals
    • Podiatric foot surgery
    • Podiatry
Special clinical interests:

Hallux Valgus
Mortons Neuroma
Lesser toe deformities
Orthotic management of painful feet

Research interests:

Foot Function
Computer based surgical aids

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Podiatrist, Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust
Senior Lecturer Huddersfield School of Podiatry
Visiting Lecturer, Galway School of Podiatry, University of Ireland, Galway

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Surgery)
Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Podiatric Medicine)
Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
HPC Registered Podiatrist

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01924 542403
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I trained in the late 1970's at the Northern College of Chiropody in Salford. Later I worked at the Northern College as a lecturer and undertook my MSc with Salford University before moving to Huddersfield in 1990 as a Senior Lecturer. I undertook my surgical training and gained Fellowship of the Surgical Faculty of the College of Podiatrists in 1995.

I have spent over 30 years in the field of foot care with a proven track record as a clinician and educator.  Podiatric Surgery is well established in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust where I lead the service. I was appointed Honorary Consultant in 2001 and joined the staff on a substantive contract in 2008. I have been in surgical practice since 1995 performing procedures on the forefoot under local, regional and general anaesthesia, I have a particular interest in bunion and soft tissue surgery in the forefoot and have lectured internationally on the uses of local anaesthetics in the foot & ankle.

My academic career gained momentum and I took over course leadership at the University in 1997 prior to being made Head of Division in 2004. In 2008, I moved part time into NHS surgical practice in Mid Yorkshires Hospital Trust working as the Trusts Consultant Podiatrist. This was an expansion of my previous surgical commitments within the Trust. I have thus now come full circle being back in main stream clinical and surgical practice but still enjoying teaching on a part time basis where I am still closely involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Division especially with regards to the MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery.

I am a surgical tutor for the Faculty of Surgery, College of Podiatrists and a co-opted member of the Society’s Medicine’s Committee

Personal profile:

Away from my work I enjoy music, travel, food, cricket and football.

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Mr James M Pickard

Mr James M Pickard Allied Health Professionals Consultant, Leeds, private hospital specialist.

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