Nicholl, Diane - consultant podiatric (foot) surgeon


Consultant profiles

Ms Diane Nicholl, consultant foot surgeon 


Tel: 020 3049 5519

Area of expertise: podiatric (foot) surgery

  • Biography

    Mrs Diane Nicholl FCPodS is a consultant podiatric surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas'. She jointly runs one of the largest NHS foot and ankle day surgery units in England, the foot surgery department at the Pulross day surgery unit in Brixton. Corrective foot surgery is performed on a day care basis allowing patients to return home the same day.

    Diane works closely with an experienced team of physiotherapists, radiologists and podiatrists to ensure minimal recovery time for all patients. She personally sees all patients during the pre-operative consultation period and monitors the outcome of all treatments or investigations. Should surgery be required, Diane is the operating surgeon.

    Diane takes referrals from all over Southwark and Lambeth, managing non-surgical and surgical techniques for both common and rare injuries, including:

    • ankle sports injuries
    • fractures and sprains
    • bunions, deformed feet and hammertoes
    • Morton's Neuroma and tendon disorders
    • arthritis of the foot
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • arthritic foot joints.
  • Education and training

    • Consultant podiatric surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' (since 2011)
    • Consultant podiatric surgeon, Lambeth PCT (2010)
    • Podiatric specialist surgical registrar, Lambeth PCT (2007-2010)
    • Podiatric specialist surgical registrar to Professor Tago West, Middlesex Hospital (2008-2010)
    • Podiatric surgeon, West Mendip Hospital, Somerset (2008)
    • Podiatric surgery registrar to Mr Ian Beech, Greenwich PCT (2007-2008)
    • Clinical director, podiatric surgeon and specialist in human movement studies at Fitter Feet for Life (since 1986)
    • University of Cardiff Medical Legal Expert Certificate (2011)
    • Clinical placement tutor (part time). MSc Biomechanics, University of Staffordshire (2001)
    • Lecturer (part time). MSc sports medicine, London Hospital (2001)
    • Lecturer (part time). BSc sport therapy, Westminster University (1999-2001)
    • Lecturer (part time). BSc sport therapy, Westminster University (1999-2001).
  • Specialist interests

    • Hallux valgus and forefoot deformities
    • arthritic foot joints
    • posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction and Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Research interests

    Hallux valgus (in conjunction with The University of Huddersfield).