Welcome to the South Downs Foot and Ankle Clinic
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE:
WE ARE GLAD TO REPORT THAT WE ARE NOW ABLE TO SEE PATIENT IN OUTPATIENTS FACE TO FACE WITH APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS, ALTERNATIVELY WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ARRANGE A TELEPHONE OR VIDEO CONSULTATIONS (BOTH ARE APPROVED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES DURING THIS TIME) IF YOU WOULD PREFER
PLEASE CONTACT US ON 01730 777 699 TO ARRANGE.
IF YOU ARE A SELF FUNDING PATIENT YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A REFERRAL FROM YOUR GP TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.
IF YOU HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURER, YOU MAY OR MAY NOT NEED A GP REFERRAL.
The South Downs Foot and Ankle Clinic was founded in 2011 by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Billy Jowett. The aim of the clinic is to provide the optimal care for all foot and ankle conditions. This involves assessment in the clinic, appropriate investigation (e.g. X-Ray, MRI Scan) and treatment via a number of modalities both non operative (e.g. orthotics (insoles), physiotherapy, lithotripsy) and operative (surgery).
This web site has information on the conditions treated as well as a number, but not all, of the surgical procedures undertaken.
About Mr Jowett
Billy Jowett graduated from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School in 1996, he was a houseman at Worthing and then St. Thomas’ Hospitals and subsequently worked in Accident and Emergency at St. Thomas’ and taught anatomy at the medical school. He undertook his basic surgical training and his specialist orthopaedic training in the Wessex region.
His training was augmented by an AO trauma fellowship in Seattle, USA, in 2002 and foot and ankle fellowships in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia in 2006-7 for which he was awarded an HCA International travelling fellowship. He was awarded an American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship for 2010, during which he visited world leaders in the field of foot and ankle surgery in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Duke and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr Jowett was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in 2008. He was the surgical tutor at the Trust (2011-2017 – more than double the normal term for this post) and as such took an active role in the training of junior surgeons. His special interests are sports injuries to the foot and ankle, arthroscopic surgery, bunion surgery and total ankle replacement.
Mr Jowett has published and presented internationally on foot and ankle problems. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association as well as the British and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Societies.
Mr. Jowett is recognised by all private medical insurers and therefore they will fund a percentage (possibly all) of your treatment be that outpatient consultation or in-patient care (depending on restrictions/ excesses on your policy). As the amount of remuneration each private medical insurer provides is variable (dependant on the insurer and the policy held) there may be a gap between the amount that they fund and Mr. Jowett’s fee, which the patient is responsible for. For information regarding Mr. Jowett’s fees please contact Mr. Jowett’s secretary on 07856 853175 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information regarding the process of funding of private medical care please see www.fipo.org
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