Mr Tanvir Khokhar
I qualified in 1980 as a State Registered Podiatrist at The London Foot Hospital which is now amalgamated with the University College Hospital, London.
I have worked both in Primary and Secondary Care over the years in London, Trafford and Liverpool gaining valuable experience in managing podiatry patients across both care services and have trained in diabetes, rheumatology, dermatology orthopeadics, wound care and specialised in treating foot and ankle patients with complex pathologies.
I helped to establish a shared care service with primary and secondary providers by setting up a care pathway for diabetics with foot ulcers in Liverpool.
I am the clinical lead working in an extended role as Advanced Practitioner in Musculo-skeletal foot and ankle clinics in The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals Trust. This involves a high level of clinical autonomy.
I set up a direct GP referral service to Orthotics Service across Liverpool for the Trust, plus I'm currently setting up an orthotic workshop to manufacture insoles on site for the Trust, and also provide a nail surgery service for high risk patients in Orthopaedics.
I continue to advance my skills as part of my professional development training in steroid injection therapy. As part of the Trust wound care management group I also regularly audit and evaluate wound dressing products for the Trust wound formulary. Presently I am training towards my Masters at Liverpool University and also training in management.
I am a recognized figure in Liverpool in the field of podiatry, having given numerous talks over the years to medics, AHPs, nurses, GPs and patient groups. As part of primary and secondary podiatry services group, written patients information leaflets on the Diabetic foot as well as patient information leaflets on footwear for the orthotic department.
British Health Professionals in Rheumatology (BHPR)
Foot in Diabetes UK (FDUK)
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
Podiatry Rheumatic Care Association (PRCA)
Plantar Fasciitis, Osteomylietis of diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot arthropathy of diabetic foot.
Principal Podiatrist/Advanced practitioner & Orthotic Manager, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust.