Mrs Lorna Hicks



"The outpatient team are caring and considerate. They make it a joy to work here."

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I have worked within the NHS for almost 30 years. I have provided valuable input into research projects advancing the understanding of diabetes foot complications, development and management of them.

I was instrumental in introducing diabetes foot screening into NHS podiatry services in the nineteen nineties and more recently setting up the multidisciplinary foot clinic at North Wales Glan Clwyd Hospital Diabetes Centre. I have also provided lecturer services at the University of Bangor and Glyndwr University. I have contributed significantly to the development of the NHS foot care services particularly in her specialist field of diabetes.

I have a diverse range of skills in caring for people with mobility problems, foot problems and footwear issues. With experience in gait analysis, management of pain and dysfunction in the foot and lower limb, I bring a wealth of care experience to my patients.

I have performed over 1,000 nail surgery procedures.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Lorna Hicks at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Foot complications in diabetes, management and prevention
  • Foot pathologies:
    • Diabetes foot complications
    • Diabetic foot screening
    • Foot pain (eg metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis)
    • Footwear advice
    • Footwear, insoles and orthoses
    • Functional anatomy
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Nails
    • Skin

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Additional information

DPodM / Birmingham / 1988
Diploma in podiatric medicine and certificate in local analgesia

Supplementary Prescribing / Glyn Dwr University / 2010
Masters module
Masters module Supplementary Prescribing

Professional memberships

Health Care Professions Council

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Royal Society of Medicine

Royal Society of Medicine

Honorary lecturer at Bangor University and Glyndwr University.

Lorna her husband and children enjoy outdoor activities, they often visit the lake district. Her hobbies used to include paragliding, however this extreme sport stopped when they had children. Now she enjoys more creative hobbies and makes award-winning marmalade.

Volunteering: Lorna provides advocacy for Diabetes UK through the children in school helpline - it delivers support for parents with children in school who have type 1 diabetes,