Miss Suzanne Taylor
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon
DPodM, BSc(Hons), FRCPodS
"Spire Healthcare have a long-standing history of providing excellent surgical services, outpatient nursing and pharmacy, and a comprehensive and efficient imaging team."
I have held an NHS consultant post within the specialist field of foot health since 2010. I operate on the foot and ankle, following extensive diagnostic tests and conservative (non-surgical) treatment options.
As a foot and ankle specialist I provide conservative care and surgery for pathologies including skin, soft tissue and bone. Surgery for bone pathologies include, arthroplasty, arthrodesis, osteotomy, cheilectomy, joint replacements and digital amputations. For soft tissues I undertake a range of procedures including soft tissue lumps and bumps (fibroma, ganglion, cyst excision), tendon surgery, nerve surgery: neuroma/tarsal tunnel decompression, heel bumps, and skin lesions.
My career in podiatric medicine exceeds 30 years working across the local community in South East London, Sussex and Kent in both NHS and private practice. I currently hold an NHS contract as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at Essex Partnership NHS Trust seeing children and adults with a wide range of foot problems, including skin lesions, heel pain, great toe pain/bunions/arthritis, toenail pathologies, toe problems/hammer toes, neuroma, and recurring foot pain.
I undertake 360 appraisals within my surgical colleague network and patient group, and contribute to the consultant appraisal process. I am annotated as a podiatric surgeon on the regulatory body website which provides governance and assurance of meeting the 19 standards of podiatrists practicing podiatric surgery.
I am recognised as a leader in the foot health field and specialise in extended scope podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery – this covers the foot and associated structures. I am also a registered tutor of the Royal College of Podiatry, and the first female Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Surgery (2017-2022).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Suzanne Taylor at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
DPodM / La Sainte Union Southampton / 1990
Diploma in Podiatric Medicine
BSc (Hons) / University of Brighton / 1994
FRCPodS CCPST / Royal College of Podiatry / 2011
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon
Clinical Directors Programme / Kings Fund / 2013
Clinical Directors Programme
Independent Prescriber / University of Greenwich (Medway School of Pharmacy) / 2019
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon & Governance Director for Foot Surgery UK
Dean Emerita of The Faculty of Podiatric Surgery
Essex NHS Partnership Trust
External Portfolio Assessor, The University of Huddersfield
Tutor of The Royal College of Podiatry