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The practice was established in 1994 and currently has three part-time, fully-qualified podiatrists working alongside Elizabeth Ashcroft. All four colleagues are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Elizabeth Ashcroft

Elizabeth Ashcroft MChS BSc Podiatry, HCPC registration number CH12040. Elizabeth graduated with a distinction from the Podiatry degree course at New College Durham in 1993. She worked within the NHS part-time at the Freeman Hospital (1993-98), and at South Tyneside until taking over the practice at Sutton Street in 1994.

For sixteen years she also did NHS sessions at Claypath Medical Practice, covering diabetic clinics, general podiatry and nail surgery.

Michelle Bettany MChS BSc Podiatry, HCPC registration number CH15103. Michelle graduated from the Podiatry degree course at New College Durham in 2001, then started her own business doing domicilliary visits (2001-2005). She also worked part-time at Ashcroft and Associates in from 2002 to 2005, then returned after a break to start her family.

Jayne Bridges MChS BSc(hons) Podiatry, HCPC registration number CH31116. Jayne graduated in 2008 with a BSc (hons) degree in podiatry, she is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and is HCPC registered.

Jayne has worked part time at the practice since 2009 alongside running her own business visiting patients in their own homes and is the resident podiatrist in several care homes in the Durham area.

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