We are open 6 days a week

01942 525 021  – 01772 456119 01257 230111 

About Us

Are you looking for highly experienced Podiatrists (chiropodists) with an excellent reputation?
Gold Standard Foot Care is an established business offering podiatry and chiropody services to clients from all across Lancashire and the surrounding areas.

We run five modern well equipped practices in  Leigh, Leyland, Chorley  now open at our new spacious fully equipped surgery at 66 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SE, Hindley & Prestwich (in partnership with Prestwich Pharmacy Ltd), offering a very professional and reliable service. Our clinics are open six days a week, run by very experienced health care professionals with extensive NHS experience. Whether it’s general foot health or more specialised diabetic foot treatments or Biomechanical problems, we will be able to help. Our clinics are led by Louise Stuart MBE, MSc, FCPM and Gavin Skehan BSc(Hons).

Gold Standard Foot Care have now partnered with the Prestwich Pharmacy Ltd, offering treatment at our Clinic in the Pharmacy.

To book an appointment at the Prestwich Pharmacy please call: 0161 7982778.

You can rely on us: 

Friendly, professional and reliable

Very experienced health care professionals

Fellow and members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Health Care Professions Council registered

Excellent reputation – something we work very hard to keep

Modern clinics in Leyland, Leigh, Chorley, Hindley, Prestwich, and home visits for patients unable to attend a clinic.

We offer a wide range of services: 

General foot health

Calluses, corns and bunions Heel pain treatment

Orthotics Specialist

Diabetic foot care

Ingrown toenail treatment / surgery

Occupational health podiatry

Work based clinics

Commercial podiatry packages

Child foot health advice

Sports related lower limb and foot injuries

Specialist services include: 

Diabetes foot screening,

Ingrown toenail surgery,

Biomechanical assessments,

Foot orthotics,

We also offer wax foot baths to help with arthritic pain.

Gait Analysis

All our Clinics have Wheel Chair Access

wheel chair access

The Times

Louise Stuart MBE
Formally Nationally renowned Consultant podiatrist and lecturer working for the North Manchester Primary Care Trust and at the University of Salford.  Awarded an MBE in 2008 in recognition of her services to the profession.  Has been committed to the care of those suffering from diabetes for over 20 years, and was instrumental in setting up the multidisplinary foot clinic at North Manchester Diabetes Centre.  Former chair of Foot in Diabetes UK and an adviser to Diabetes UK.

Louise Stuart MBE, MSc, FCPM, NMP

mbeLouise is the Senior Partner of Gold Standard Foot Care. She was a consultant podiatrist in Manchester, with 30 years experience in the treatment of diabetes related foot problems. Louise was recognised in ‘The Times’ 2011 as one of the UK’s best health care professionals. She has worked exclusively in the specialist area of diabetes and was awarded an MBE for her services to her profession by the Queen in 2008. Louise was instrumental in setting up the multidisciplinary foot clinic at North Manchester General Diabetes Centre. Fellow of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Registered with the Health Care Professions Council. Louise was also a lecturer in podiatry at the University of Salford. Nationally Louise has contributed significantly to the development of the NHS foot care standard.

M: 07591 400 179
T: 01772 456119  or 01942 525021


Gavin Skehan BSc(Hons)

Gavin Skehan is Associate Partner at Gold Standard Foot Care. He is an experienced podiatrist having worked in the NHS for 5 years. He has worked for the last 7 years with adults who have learning disabilities. Whilst working for the NHS Gavin has been closely involved with diabetes teams providing specialist foot care. He also has provided valuable input to diabetes research projects at North Manchester Hospital and Chorley Hospital. Gavin’s skills range from providing assessment and diagnosis of complex foot problems to biomechanical assessments and nail surgery.

M: 07979 964917

T: 01942 525021

Veronica Newton MSc BSc (Hons) DPodM MChs

Veronica Newton has worked as a Podiatrist for over twenty years in both the NHS, private sector and in educational settings. Veronica has a diverse range of skills in caring for people with mobility problems. Her Master’s Degree focused on limited joint mobility in people with diabetes. Veronica is currently studying for a PhD at Salford University whilst continuing as a Lecturer at University and as an Associate Podiatrist with Gold Standard Foot Care.

T: 01772 456119

or 01942 525021

Liza Dunkley MSc BSc (Hons) DPodM

Liza has worked for 17 years as a HCPC Podiatrist in the NHS and private sector and for 9 years as a Senior Lecturer in Podiatry at University. Liza is a highly specialised Podiatrist and a former Clinical Lead-Advanced Practitioner in Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Podiatry. With and MSc in Podiatry and a range of skills, mobilisation of joints and soft tissue of the lower limb, acupuncture, gait analysis, management of pain and dysfunction in the foot and lower limb, Liza brings a wealth of care experience to her patients.

T: 01772 456119

or 01942 525021

Jessica Stuart

Jess is our Practice Manager and Secretary. She is your first point of contact, efficient and personable, Jess has an excellent rapport with our clientele and ensures the clinics run smoothly; she will do everything possible to handle your appointment and answer questions concerning your treatment.

M: 07591 400179

T: 01772 456119

or 01942 525021

Moushumi Miah BSc (Hons)

Moushumi joins us from Salford University where she obtained a 1st class degree in Podiatry.

Moushumi heads up our team for Nursing and Residential Home visits.

Moushumi will work with Louise and Gavin at all our Surgeries, where her skills and  pleasant personality will be a wonderful asset.


T: 01772 456119

or 01942 525021



Oliver Gillibrand BSc (Hons)

Oliver is our newest member to the team and joins us from the NHS.

Oliver is a former member of the British Army and is highly competent in all matters of the foot.

He brings with him a wealth of experience from his travels and has a very proactive, can-do attitude. His caring nature and personality lends him well to delivering high quality foot care.



T: 01772 456119

or 01942 525021

Edward Maddison BSc (Hons)

Edward, better know as Ed has worked in NHS podiatry for 18 years. Starting his career as a foot care assistant. Only a few years later he gained a first class honours degree in Podiatry from Salford University. He has a wealth of experience in high risk foot care and biomechanics based in hospital and community settings. He aims to provide a high standard of podiatry care with a pleasant and friendly manner.



T: 0161 7982778

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If you want to make sure your feet remain healthy, call us to book an appointment on 01772 456 119 or 01942 525 021 or 01257 230111

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