Mr Ian Reilly FCPodS DMS

Ian Reilly

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

Department of Podiatric Surgery: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust

  • Fellow, College of Podiatry (Surgery);
    • Directorate of Podiatric Surgery (Tutor and Examiner);
    • DoPS Board of Examiners (Chair);
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Diploma in Management Studies

I qualified as a Podiatric Surgeon in 1996 and have performed over 11,000 surgical procedures. I have a particular interest in bunion and soft tissue surgery and have lectured internationally on plastic surgical procedures of the foot.

Podiatric Surgery is well established in Northamptonshire and I lead the service for the local NHS Trust.  Prior to this I was a Senior Lecturer at Northampton School of Podiatry.

I have co-authored Foot and Ankle Injection Techniques: A Practical Guide and have written chapters in Merrimen’s Assessment of the Lower Limb and Brown’s Skin and Minor Surgery.

Surgical privileges held at:

  1. Danetre Hospital, Daventry (NHS)
  2. The Woodlands Hospital, Kettering (PP)
  3. Three Shires Hospital, Northampton (PP)


International Adviser: the International Foot and Ankle Foundation: 2014 to date.

The International Foot and Ankle Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to the advancement of lower extremity research, education and new and useful techniques in foot and ankle surgery.



Independent Prescribing (University of Northampton) 2017
MSc in Theory of Podiatric Surgery (Queen Margaret University) 2013 – 2015
Diploma in Principles of Podiatric Surgery (Eastbourne University) 2004 – 2006
Diploma in Management Studies (Dist.) (Nottingham Trent University) 1995 – 1996
Ambulatory Foot Surgery (Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists) 1992 – 1996
Certificate in Managing Health Services (Open University) 1994 – 1995
BSc in Podiatric Medicine (University of Westminster) 1994
Diploma in Chiropody (NorthernCollege of Chiropody) 1985 – 1988

Professional Affiliations

The Health and Care Professions Council – Podiatrist (1988 to date) Ch. 10189
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (1988 to date) No. 11219
Surgical Fellowship of the Surgical of the College of Podiatrists 1997
Completion of Higher Training in Podiatric Surgery (CCPST) 2002
Tutor and Examiner 2006 – date
Member/Chair of the Board of Examiners in Podiatric Surgery 2009 – date
Committee of Directorate of Surgery Board Member 2011 – 2015
Expert Witness Institute (2009 to date) No. 7460
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) No. 124757
Fellow, Faculty of Podiatric Medicine (2017 to date)

Teaching Experience

1. Senior Lecturer in Podiatry, University College Northampton (2000 – 2002). School of Podiatry, University College Northampton, UK.
2. Tutor for the College of Podiatry (Surgery) (2006 to date). Fellow, tutor and Examiner; Board of Examiners panel member.
3. External Examiner, Queen Margaret University (2007 – 2012). Podiatry BSc(Hons) – Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
4. Associate Lecturer in Podiatry, Central Queensland University (2015 – 2017). Podiatry BSc(Hons) – CQ University, Australia.
5. Associate Lecturer, Queen Margaret University (2018 – date). MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery – Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Publications / References

Articles – Indexed

1. The position of the tourniquet for forefoot surgery. N. Aslam, C. Pasapula, I. Reilly. JBJS – British Volume, Vol 85-B, Issue SUPP_III, 251.
2. Inter-professional relationships between orthopaedic and podiatric surgeons in the United Kingdom. Isaac A, Gwilym S, Reilly IN, Kilmartin TE, Ribbans WJ. Ann R Col Surg Engl. 2008 Vol 90(8): 663-670.
3. The Scarf Osteotomy: A technique variant: the trotation scarf and Akin osteotomies for hallux valgus: Short term results of 73 cases. Lopez F, Reilly IN, Murphy AL. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal. 2015. 8(1): 3.
4. Longitudinal plantar approach for excision of interdigital perineural fibroma of the foot: a case series and literature review. Flanagan G, Reilly IN. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 2016. 9 (1): 1.

Articles – Non-indexed

5. The development of podiatric surgery, Morecambe Bay Medical Journal. I. Reilly. May 1999.
6. The position of the tourniquet for forefoot surgery. N. Aslam, C. Pasapula, I. Reilly, W.J. Ribbans. Annual Congress of the British Orthopaedic Foot Surgery Society. Nov 2002.
7. Peri-operative management of the diabetic patient. I. Reilly, C. Wareham. Podium, Spring 2003.
8. The position of the tourniquet for forefoot surgery. N. Aslam, C. Pasapula, I. Reilly, W.J. Ribbans. EFORT (Annual Congress). Helsinki, Finland. June 2003.
9. Damage control surgery. I. Reilly, Podium, Spring 2004.
10. Nails in systemic disease. I. Reilly, J. Waller. Nail Academy, Winter 2004.
11. Nail tumours. I. Reilly, J. Waller. Nail Academy. Spring 2005.
12. Ingrown toenails. I. Reilly, J. Waller. Nail Academy, Summer 2005.
13. Nail surgery using phenol. J. Waller, I. Reilly. Nail Academy, Autumn 2005.
14. Research opportunities within an NHS setting: The example of the Northampton Podiatry Designated Research Team (DRT), Al-Khattat A, Reilly I, Waller J. Podiatry Now. Aug 2006.
15. Nail trauma. I. Reilly. Nail Academy. Summer 2006.
16. Ropivacaine and levobupivacaine: potential uses in podiatric medicine and surgery. A. Uddin, I. Reilly. Podiatry Now. April 22-28 2008.
17. Outcome of hallux valgus correction: a prospective clinical and radiographic study with foot pressure measurement. Shah Y, Syed T, Zafar F, Reilly IN, Ribbans WJ. EFORT (9th Congress) Nice, France: 29 May–1 June 2008.
18. Local Anaesthesia: Pharmacology and Hallux Digital Anaesthesia. Uddin A, Reilly IN. CPD Update, Podiatry Now. Dec 2008.
19. Pharmacological Anaesthesia. I Reilly. Podiatry Now. Mar 15:3, 32-36 2012.
20. Platelet-rich plasma for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Uddin A, Santos D, Wellstead D, Reilly I. DoPS Annual Conference. Poster: Warwick, 2015.
21. Giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath in a toe. Flanagan G, Anton A, Reilly IN. Podiatry Now. Sept 15-18 2017.
22. Service evaluation. A comparison of outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis in a community NHS Trust. Evans A, Chong J, Reilly I. Podiatry Now. Nov 11-15, 2017.


23. Chapters: Medical and social history; Laboratory tests; Pre-operative assessment. Assessment of the Lower Limb. Merrimen and Turner (2nd Ed.) 2001. ISBN-10: 0443071128.
24. Chapters: Medical and social history; Assessment of the surgical patient. Assessment of the Lower Limb. Merrimen and Yates (3rd Ed.) 2008. ISBN-10: 0702052477.
25. Foot and Ankle Injection Therapies. SA Metcalfe, IN Reilly. Churchill Livingstone. Mar 2010. ISBN-10: 0702031070.
26. Chapters: Nail Pathology and Nail Surgery in Brown’s Minor Surgery. (3rd Ed.) Aug 2014. ISBN-10: 1444138367.
Reviewer: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) / Podiatry Now