Louise Stuart


Senior Partner

Louise 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.

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Gavin Skehan


Associate Partner

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 17 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. Gavin’s work ranges from network housing contracts, home visits and clinic appointments at our Hindley, Leigh, Chorley and Prestwich clinics.

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Oliver Gillibrand

BSc (Hons)

Associate Podiatrist

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.

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Lee Murphy - MRes FCPodS

Podiatric Surgeon

Mr Lee Murphy holds an NHS post as a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he leads the Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He  also runs NHS clinics at Euxton Hall Hospital (near Chorley) and the Oaklands Hospital in Greater Manchester. He offers private consultations and surgery at various sites around the Northwest. His specialist surgical interests include bunion surgery, metatarsalgia, lesser toe deformities and complex forefoot reconstruction. He uses an open and honest evidence based approach with his patients, which enables you to make informed choices about the treatment options for your foot problem.

Mr Murphy is the current Chair of the Northern Region of the Directorate of Podiatric Surgery.  If you would like to make a referral via GSFC to see Lee please contact 07591 400179.

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Veronica Newton

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.

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Edward Maddison

BSc (Hons)

Associate Podiatrist

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. Ed currently works at Prestwich Pharmacy on a Saturday and runs an evening clinic at the Leigh branch on a Monday.

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Moushumi Miah

BSc (Hons)

Associate Podiatrist

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.

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Janice Hulme

M.C.S.P. Chartered Physiotherapist & Craniosacral therapist C.S T.

Janice Hulme is a physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience.  Working for 11 years in the NHS, becoming a superintendent before leaving to set up her own successful private practice in Leigh. She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council, is a member of Physio First and is recognised by all major Insurance Providers. She is a certified craniosacral therapist.  Her physiotherapy is very much hands on, providing spinal manipulations, massage, lymphatic drainage & much more along with the gentler craniosacral therapy techniques, which can relieve tension within the body allowing it to relax and improve whole-body health & performance.

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Jessica Stuart

Practice Manager

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. Please contact Jessica if you are interested in Gold Standard Foot Care working with your company or you would like some further information regarding our commercial contract packages or residential care home packages.

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Sarah Johnston


Sarah Johnston joins our team as Receptionist at our brand new clinic in Chorley on Market Street. Sarah will continue to work on a part time basis as a 111 advisor handling out of hours health care inquires. Sarah has worked as a 111 call handler for the past 13 years. Sarah’s brings with her a wealth of customer service experience and aims to ensure all patients leave the clinic with a lasting impression of their experience. Sarah loves interacting with patients on a day to day basis and loves to ensure every patient receives the best standard of care.

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