Miss  Helen  Milnes

Miss Helen Milnes

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MSc, FCPodS

Specialises in

  • Bunion removal and treatment
  • Foot surgery
  • Ganglion and neuroma surgery
  • Ingrown toenail surgery
  • Steroid injections for foot pain and arthritis

Languages spoken


I have extensive experience in treating foot problems, having qualified as a podiatrist in 1999. In 2014, I was appointed to the position of Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, now the Universities Hospital Birmingham (UHB) having been awarded a Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery in 2010 and Certificate of Completion in 2014.

I specialise in diagnosing and treating all types of foot pain and deformity and work closely with colleagues in radiology to aid accurate diagnosis. Treatment plans are then tailored to individual requirements including; conservative care via Perform (offering physiotherapy and podiatry), therapeutic injections and foot surgery. I am committed to continuing professional development and have regularly attended annual conferences hosted by the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery in the UK and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in the USA.

To date, I have performed a variety of surgical procedures including over 550 bunion corrections, 500 toe deformity corrections, 350 soft tissue procedures, 280 procedures to treat arthritic foot conditions (including fusions, joint replacements and decompressions) and a vast number of ingrowing toenail procedures.

In addition to my clinical caseload, I have enjoyed lecturing to Postgraduate Masters students on the podiatric surgery programme at Glasgow Caledonian University. In 2015, I achieved tutor status and mentor students during their training in the NHS.

My Health and Care Professions Council number is 14466.


General Medical Council Number: 1907937

Treatment information

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Additional information

Podiatric foot therapy
Foot surgery

BSc (Hons) Podiatry / Huddersfield / 1999
University of Huddersfield

Postgraduate Diploma / Leeds / 2005
University of Leeds

Master of Science in Podiatric Surgery / Glasgow / 2009
Glasgow Caledonian University

Fellowship, Faculty of Podiatric Surgery / College of Podiatry, London / 2010
A merit-based scholarship

CCPST, Faculty of Podiatric Surgery / College of Podiatry, London / 2014
Specialist Registrar in Podiatric Surgery

Independent Prescribing / Birmingham City University / 2016
Developing consultation and prescribing skills

Professional memberships

College of Podiatry

Health Care Professions Council

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone 0121 580 7119
Private secretary Julie Harryman
Private secretary telephone 0121 580 7302
Private secretary fax 0121 352 1971
Private secretary email Julie.HARRYMAN@spirehealthcare.com