QVI Footcare - service available til 31 May 2023

Closure of QVI Foot Care clinics

The Board of Trustees have been considering the charity, its aims and objectives and its viability as a direct provider of foot care services for a number of years. The closure of the clinic necessitated by the Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent re-starting of direct foot care provision, whilst experiencing ongoing disruption from Covid, has been a testing time and has added impetus to these discussions.  

In particular the Trustees have concerns that the charity in its current operation has moved away from its original purpose which was to provide “nursing care for the sick poor” of Reading and Earley. Today we interpret this as provision of health related services to people on low incomes and we have doubts as to whether our foot care service is meeting the needs of this group especially as the cost of living crisis continues to have an impact on their household budgets. The responses from our recent patient survey indicated that a very small percentage of our patients are in receipt of means tested benefits.  

The Trustees are actively exploring future options for the charity which will enable us to target our resources more effectively at those most in need. We have also taken the difficult decision to cease to provide direct foot care services at our St John’s Clinic and our satellite clinics with effect from 1st June 2023.  

We know that our patients value the service and that the closure of the clinics will be disappointing and we hope that you will understand that as a small charity we have to apply our limited resources where they are most needed.   QVI will continue to subsidise the treatments for those patients in receipt of means tested benefits through approved foot care services. We will provide all patients with an information pack with details of alternative foot care services including professionally run chiropody clinics as well as private FHPs. More updates on these transitional arrangements will be posted here over the coming weeks and will be available in our clinics.   The Trustees are very appreciative of the loyal support of our patients over many years and we are truly grateful to the professionalism of our staff and FHPs particularly in recent months as we have re-established our services during the Covid pandemic    


Foot health service for people over 60 or younger if they cannot manage their own foot care due to a disability or health condition.  All our foot health professionals are fully SMAE or Stonebridge College trained  and are fully insured.

We offer:

Corn and callous trestment

Nail trimming Hard Skin removal

Ingrown Nail Treatments

General and Diabetic Foot Care

Treatment for Fungal infections of the nail and skin

General Foot Advice


Who to contact

0118 959 0306 0118 959 0306
QVI Foot Care Clinic
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Where to go

QVI Foot Care
17 St John's Road
Directions to RG1 4EB

We are situated on the corner of St John's Street and St John's Road near the RBH.  We have a parking space outside the clinic available for patients accessible from St John's Road.  Please let us know if you require space this beforehand and we can pre-book this space.  Bus stops at Huntley and Palmers, the RBH and Eldon Place all serve our clinic

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Tuesday and Wednesdays only 9.15am - 4.15pm. Closed for lunch between 12.30-1pm
Time of day
Session Information
20 minute session £23. 40 minute session £32. Lower fee if in receipt of Pension or Universal Credit or Income Supportncludes a full assessment of your feet.


£23 single session £32 double length session  Per Session
£10 single session or £15 double length session if receiving Income Support or Pension or Universal Credit  Per Session
A double appointment is required when you first use our service as we need to take your medical details and do a foot assessment. We can offer a lower fee if you are receiving Pension or Universal Credit or Income Support Just bring along some proof to your appointment.


Referral required
Referral Details

The service is available to anyone over the age of 60 and living in the  Reading Borough or Earley Town area. Costs of treatments are subsided and this is  provided for by the charity.  We also offer a lower fee to Pension/Universal Credit and Income Support claimants.  Please let us know if you receive any of these benefits

Other notes

The clinic is located on major bus routes and is close to Eldon Road and the Royal Berks Hospital.  We also have a clinic at the Crescent Centre in Lower Earley. This provides wheelchair access for disabled patients.


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