Meet the Team

Alison ConnellAlison Connell, Clinical Administrator

Clinical Administrator

Hi, I’m Alison and I work as part of the Clinical Administrative team at We Fix Feet – Sheffield Podiatry & Foot Healthcare clinic.

I’ll be one of your first points of contact either if you visit us at our Sheffield branch, where my aim is to assist you with your appointments and ensure you are comfortable and well cared for.

I have a background in Customer Care and Retail Management, which I am putting to good use at We Fix Feet across all 3 We Fix Feet clinics in Ilkeston, Beeston and Sheffield.

Helen ParkinHelen Parkin, Clinical Administrator, We Fix Feet - Sheffield

Clinical Administrator

Hi, I’m Helen and I work as part of the Clinical Administrative team at We Fix Feet – Sheffield Podiatry & Foot Healthcare clinic.

I’ll be one of the Reception team to welcome you and ensure you are comfortable and well cared for when you visit our Sheffield branch.

I’m a mum, with 2 school age children which keeps me busy in my time away from work.   I am also a keen sports person and enjoy racketball.   I was once ranked Tennis number 2 in Yorkshire, before going on to coach tennis.

Karen Prentice

Karen Prentice, Clinical Administrator

Clinical Administrator

Hi, I’m Karen – I’m probably the first person you’ll meet or speak with if you phone or visit  our Beeston and Ilkeston We Fix Feet clinics.  I spend my spare time with my family and three wonderful grandchildren.

I also enjoy foreign holidays, love gardening and countryside walks.  I love to chat with new and returning patients and to see them leave happy with the treatments and service they have received.

Darren Bloore MPSPract

Darren Bloore, Registered Foot Health Practitioner

Registered Foot Health Practitioner
MPSP333653

I’m a registered Foot Health Practitioner and attend to patient’s feet at the Ilkeston and Beeston clinics.  I provide General Foot Care; Nail Cutting, Corn & Callus removal, Fungal Nail, LCN Toe Nail Reconstruction and Verrucae treatments.

With a competent and friendly approach to all aspects of Foot Healthcare, I work as part of the clinical team, enjoying the diversity of clinical work that We Fix Feet encounter.   I continue to extend and develop new services within the We Fix Feet clinics, supporting and working alongside HCPC Registered Podiatrists and fellow Registered Foot Health Practitioners.  I am also a certified trainer in LCN Wilde-Pedique toenail reconstruction.

I am registered with The Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners, a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Suras Castelbranco BSc(Hons) MChS

Suras Castelbranco, Podiatrist

HCPC Registered Podiatrist – CH33571

I completed a BSc (Hons) three year degree in Podiatry at The University of Huddersfield in 2014 and hold Prescription Only Medicines Administration (POM-A) and Sale/Supply (POM-S) certification.     I joined We Fix Feet in 2017, having worked for many years within both the NHS and Private Practice.  I enjoy working with people and providing excellent Podiatry services to alleviate foot pain and discomfort for my patients at the We Fix Feet Sheffield clinic.

I am a keen sportsman, especially enjoying badminton.  I am also a keen dancer of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and Merengue.

I hold professional membership with The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.

Stephen Gardiner BSc(Hons) MSSFStephen Gardiner, Podiatrist

HCPC Registered Podiatrist – CH20594

My background as a Medic in the Royal Navy with an interest in lower limb trauma provided me with excellent experience to follow a career in Podiatry.  I graduated in 2009 with my BSc(Hons) in Podiatric Medicine and hold Prescription Only Medicines Administration (POM-A) and Sale/Supply (POM-S) certification..   In 2012 I qualified with and hold membership of The Society of Shoe Fitters.

I continue to practice as a HCPC Registered Podiatrist and particularly enjoy resolving problematic ingrown toenails, performing nail surgery, biomechanics and solving patients foot pain issues with We Fix Feet at the Ilkeston and Beeston clinics.  I am also a certified trainer in LCN Wilde-Pedique toenail reconstruction.

Kerry Gillott MPSPract

Kerry Gillott, Registered Foot Health Practitioner

Registered Foot Health Practitioner
MPSP41026

I’m a registered Foot Health Practitioner and attend to patient’s feet at the Sheffield clinic, in my home city.  My days are spent diagnosing and treating patients foot conditions comprising of General Foot Care; Nail Cutting, Corn & Callus removal, Fungal Nail, LCN Toe Nail Reconstruction and Verrucae treatments.

With a competent and friendly approach to all aspects of Foot Healthcare, I work as part of the clinical team, relishing the prospect of the types of clinical work that We Fix Feet encounter.   I aim to extend and develop new services within the Sheffield clinic, supporting and working alongside HCPC Registered Podiatrists.

I am a Member of The Accredited Register of Foot Health Practitioners, a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Lara Higgins BSc(Hons)

Lara Higgins, Podiatrist

HCPC Registered Podiatrist – CH34626

I completed a BSc (Hons) three year degree in Podiatry at The University of East London (UEL) and hold Prescription Only Medicines Administration (POM-A) and Sale/Supply (POM-S) certification.    

I joined We Fix Feet in 2017, having previously worked within the NHS in London at the The Whittington, Guys, St Tomas’ & The Royal Free Hospitals.  I enjoy working with people and providing excellent Podiatry services to alleviate foot pain and discomfort for my patients at the We Fix Feet Sheffield clinic.

Training professionally in my childhood as a ballet dancer with the English National Ballet gave me a greater awareness of feet and their importance – a passion which I continue to follow.   I am also fluent in French, Polish and conversational Spanish languages.

Vicky Hill BSc(Hons)

Victoria Hill, HCPC Registered Podiatrist

HCPC Registered Podiatrist – CH34627

I completed my BSc (Hons) three year degree in Podiatry at The University of Salford and hold Prescription Only Medicines Administration (POM-A) and Sale/Supply (POM-S) certification.   

I joined We Fix Feet in 2017, having previously worked within NHS Podiatry.  I embarked on my studies and career in Podiatry after previously working as a Care Worker and an English Teacher.   I have a passion for Cosmetic Podiatry and treating verrucae and fungal nails – problems which are often overlooked by the NHS.  

I enjoy working with people and providing excellent Podiatry services to alleviate foot pain and discomfort for my patients at the We Fix Feet Ilkeston and Beeston clinics.

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