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Richard Leigh is Consultant Podiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital. He is visiting Professor to Perm State Medical University. He has particular expertise in acute foot care, including foot conditions related to diabetes, vascular and neurological pathology.

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Specialties and sub-specialties

Podiatry and foot care
Diabetes and Foot Pathology
Vascular Foot Pathology
Neurological Foot Pathology
Wound Care
Foot Pain

Professional profile

Richard Leigh specialises in acute foot care including foot conditions related to diabetes, vascular pathology and neurological problems and continues research and publication in these and other foot related fields.

Richard is chair of the English Diabetes Footcare Network. He also chairs the Diabetes and At Risk Foot Expert Reference Group for London and the South East.

He is clinical lead for NHSE (London) and co-chairs the London Foot Care Network and the Work-stream for NHSE (London) and is a Member of the London Clinical Senate Council. Richard is a member of the editorial panel of The Diabetic Foot Journal.

He has lectured worldwide.

Clinical interests

  • Diabetes and related Foot Conditions
  • Wound Care
  • Biomechanics

Current posts

  • Head of Podiatry
    Royal Free London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Lead for London
    NHSE (London)

Medical training

Year qualified 1991
  • The London Foot Hospital 1991


Ambulatory Acute Foot Service - Royal Free London NHS FT
Authors: Richard Leigh
Year: 2020
Published by: NICE
Expert Panel Report: The role of topical oxygen therapy in the management of diabetic foot ulcers
Authors: Paul Chadwick, Mike Edmonds, Adam Fox, Richard Leigh, Duncan Stang, Stella Vig, Luxmi Dhoonmoon
Year: 2019
Published by: The Diabetic Foot Journal (OmniaMed Publishing)
The changing face of bacterial infection over the past 20 years.Year: 2017
Published by: The Diabetic Foot Journal (OmniaMed Publishing)

Personal interests

Mr Leigh's hobbies include cooking, classical music, and ballroom/Latin dancing.