About Ansdell Foot Clinic
The practice has been established for many years and Michelle Buckley took over the practice in 2016. Later that year Michelle took on associate podiatrists to cope with the increasing numbers of patients, and in 2019 Michelle sold her Cheshire practice to concentrate solely on the business in Ansdell. The clinic offers a range of services alongside general foot care and the staff pride themselves on high levels of customer care.
Michelle Buckley BSc (Hons) MRCPod
Clinic owner / Lead Podiatrist
Michelle Buckley gained State Registration (now known as HCPC registration) in June 1997 and graduated with an Honours Degree in Podiatric Medicine from New College, Durham. Upon qualifying Michelle worked for the NHS in London as a Senior Podiatrist providing hospital care at London's King College and Lewisham hospitals for people with serious lower limb complications caused by diabetes.
Michelle also worked with the Podiatric Surgical Team, who perform foot and ankle surgery, and was responsible for providing ankle block analgesia to surgical patients and assisting in theatre. In the community clinics Michelle mentored student podiatrists who worked in the NHS on placement, and led the department's foot health education providing training to community care staff, residential and nursing home staff, post natal groups and teaching children as part of their PHSE class (Personal Health and Social Education).
In 2005 Michelle left London and moved to live in Cheshire, progressed to owning her own practice in Alderley Edge in 2008, and worked there for the following eleven years. Eventually Michelle returned 'home' to the Fylde coast, and took over at Ansdell Foot Clinic in 2016 when the previous podiatrist retired.
Michelle is a member of The Royal College of Podiatry, the UK's largest professional body for podiatrists, regularly attends conferences, courses and training days to keep her professional knowledge up to date and to comply with the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council.
Michelle works at the clinic offering appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and works on the administrative side of the business on Fridays.
Giles Newport BSc (Hons) MRCPod
Giles Newport gained his HCPC registration in 2015 with a first class honours degree in Podiatry from Salford University. Whilst studying for his degree, Giles worked on the research taking place at the University led by Dr Anita Williams and Professor Chris Nestor.
Since qualifying Giles has worked for the NHS in North Lancashire. His special interests are Musculoskeletal (MSK) issues and Biomechanics as well as Rheumatology and general podiatry.
Coming from a sporting background and a medical family, Giles has always had a keen interest in the way the body functions during movement, and has spent many years as a Medical Illustrator before deciding to retrain as a podiatrist.
Giles is a member of the Royal College of Podiatry, regularly attends conferences and courses to keep his professional knowledge up to date and to comply with the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council.
Giles works at Ansdell Foot Clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and one Saturday every 6 weeks.