End of an Era in Podiatry

Lesley Greenaway has retired after 38 years as a podiatrist in the NHS, the last 35 in Forth Valley. Lesley has worked all over the Health Board area during her long career including Callander, Clackmannanshire and latterly at Stenhousemuir Health Centre where she was the care homes podiatrist. Lesley established the podiatry service for local care homes developing a training session for care home staff on good foot health. She was also involved in developing the training for Forth Valley top toes – the volunteer nail cutting service.

Lesley’s enthusiasm and dedication to the profession and vast experience will be hard to replace as well as her home baking skills!  Her colleagues presented her with a photo book of messages, a star baker gift set, a plant and a monetary gift. Lesley hopes to buy something for her garden now she will have more time to enjoy it.

Many of Lesley’s colleagues and professional podiatry leads took to social media to thank her for contribution to local podiatry services and send their best wishes for the future.

“It’s the end of an era in podiatry! It will be hard to replace 38 years’ experience. Enjoy your retirement Lesley.” Claire Quin, NHS Forth Valley’s AHP Coordinator for Podiatry and Orthotics.

“Congratulations on your retirement Lesley and thank you for all you have done for your patients, colleagues and community during your career.” Royal College of Podiatry

“Love the cake – congratulations on your retirement Lesley.” Claire James, Deputy Head of Profession-Podiatry, NHS Lanarkshire and Fellow of Faculty of Podiatry RCPS (glasg).