Our Team

At The Foot Clinic, we have a team of 9 Podiatrists and a Podiatry Assistant. All our podiatrists are Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered, degree qualified (B.Sc. (Hons)), and members of The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists (M.Ch.S.).

Click here to check the HCPC Register.

Founder & Clinical Lead Podiatrist

Susan Summers B.Sc. (Hons), M.Ch.S.

HCPC registered Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine (CH07134)

Sue qualified as a chiropodist in 1978, from The London Foot Hospital, within the University College Hospital complex. She worked with the National Health Service for 8 years, establishing her Private Practice in 1985. Sue has since achieved her podiatry degree, and has post graduate certificates in local anaesthesia, Prescription only Medicines, Biomechanics and Orthotics. She is also a qualified 'Clinical Educator'. Sue is now semi-retired as of August 2023. Although she no longer undertakes regular clinical duties, she continues to oversee the practice, stepping in to help out & cover when required.

Our Podiatrists

Sarah Strumello (CH11084)

Sarah qualified in Podiatry from New College Durham in 1990.

Having worked in various NHS & Private Podiatry positions Sarah joined us in June 2005 and is now one of our long-standing and highly sought after Podiatrists.
She currently works Wednesday’s and Friday’s at our Colchester clinic and Thursday’s at our Harwich clinic.

Katherine Wakefield (CH12761)

Katherine qualified in Podiatry from the University of Northampton in 1994.

Having previously worked for NHS Podiatry Katherine joined us in June 2005 – she is now one of our longest standing & highly sought after Podiatrists and is confident in all areas of Podiatry.
She currently works at our Colchester clinic on Monday’s and Tuesday’s, and carries out Home Visits on Thursday’s.

Craig Myles (CH32467)

Originally from Scotland, Craig qualified in Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2011.

He is currently the Diabetic Lead for the NHS Podiatry department in Colchester, and has an interest in Diabetes and the Diabetic foot.

Craig joined our team in May 2015 and currently works Tuesday’s, including the evening, and Saturdays.

Lucy Batchelor (CH33195)

Lucy qualified in Podiatry from the University of Brighton in 2013 and currently works full time for NHS Podiatry in North East Essex.

She started with us in September 2017 and currently works Tuesday evenings.

Joanne Newby (CH13968)

Joanne qualified in Podiatry from the University of Brighton in 1998 and is currently the head of NHS Paediatric Podiatry in Colchester.

Jo started with us in January 2022 and currently works Friday’s and a monthly Saturday morning.

Gemma Andrews (CH19058)

Gemma qualified in Podiatry from the University of Huddersfield in 2004.

Since then she has worked in various Podiatry positions across the UK, including the World Tennis Association. She also worked as a Podiatrist in France.

In 2008 she completed an MSc in Ligament Biomechanics at the University of Roehampton and has a particular keen interest in all areas of Biomechanics.

She started with us in March 2023 and currently works full time Monday to Thursday.

Andreea Chirila (CH34629)

Andreea qualified in Podiatry from the University of East London in 2017 and has since worked in various NHS Podiatry roles.

She originally started with us in 2019 and re-joined August 2023. She currently works Saturday’s.

Lisa Fuller (CH34086)

Lisa qualified in Podiatry from the University of East London in 2015.

Since then she has worked in various NHS Podiatry positions and in 2020 started an MSc in Clinical Skin Integrity & Wound Management at the University of Hertfordshire.

She started with us in November 2023 and currently works Friday and Saturday and will be joining us all day Thursday as of July 2024.

Nicole Pretor (CH34658)

Nicole gained her Podiatry degree from the University of Northampton in 2017.

Since then she has focussed solely on working within private practice around Essex.

She will be starting with us in May 2024 working regular Thursday’s.

Podiatry Assistant

Staff Members

Receptionists 
– Michelle Miller
– Anne Barnes
– Rebecca White
– Alexa Woods
Practice Manager 
– Charlotte Callaby

Book Your Appointment

Appointments can be booked directly at the desk, with one of our receptionists, or over the phone at your convenience. We aim to resolve your problem as soon as possible, but many foot conditions do require the provision of regular or occasional maintenance treatments. We strongly recommend booking in advance due to appointment slots filling up fast.

Our Locations

The Colchester Foot Clinic

Anglian Podiatry Ltd, 8 Chapel Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0PU, United Kingdom

The Foot Clinic @ Harwich

Anglian Podiatry Ltd, 37 Lee Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex CO12 3SJ, United Kingdom

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