Mr Ian Reilly MSc FCPodS FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

Ian Reilly

DHealthSci, FRCPodS, FFPM RCPS(Glasg), DABPMi

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

  • BSc in Podiatry
  • MSc in Theory of Podiatric Surgery
  • Fellow, Royal College of Podiatry (Surgery)
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, RCPS(Glasg) 
  • Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Science
  • Diplomate, Americal Board of Podiatric Medicine (international)

I qualified as a Podiatrist in 1988, and as a Podiatric Surgeon in 1996, and have performed over 12,000 surgical procedures. I have a particular interest in bunion and soft tissue surgery and have lectured internationally on skin surgery and injection therapy.

Podiatric Surgery is well established in Northamptonshire and I led the service for the local NHS Trust from 2001 to 2024 before moving into full time private practice.  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. Glendon Wood Hospital, Kettering (Ramsay Group)
  2. The Three Shires Hospital, Northampton (Circle Group)
  3. The Manor Hospital, Bedford (Circle Group)


British Army

Captain: Regular Army Reserve Officer.



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.


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Doctorate in Health Science (University of Staffordshire) – 2019/2023

Independent Prescribing (University of Northampton) – 2017

MSc in Theory of Podiatric Surgery (Queen Margaret University) – 2013/15

Diploma in Principles of Podiatric Surgery (Eastbourne University) – 2006/06

Diploma in Management Studies (Dist.) (Nottingham Trent University) – 1995/96

Ambulatory Foot Surgery (Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists) – 1992/96

Certificate in Managing Health Services (Open University) – 1994-95

BSc in Podiatric Medicine (University of Westminster) – 1994

Diploma in Chiropody (Northern College of Chiropody) – 1985/88


Professional Affiliations

Health and Care Professions Council (1988 to date)

Royal College of Podiatry (1988 to date)

  • Surgical Fellowship of the College of Podiatrists (1997)
  • Completion of Higher Training in Podiatric Surgery (2002)
  • Tutor and Examiner (2006 – date)
  • Member (Chair) of the Board of Examiners in Podiatric Surgery (2009 – 2021)
  • Committee of Directorate of Surgery Board Member (2011 – 2015)

Expert Witness Institute (2009 to 2020)

Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) (2017 – date)

Royal Society of Medicine (2018 to date)


Teaching Experience

  1. Senior Lecturer in Podiatry, University College Northampton (2000 – 2002). Podiatry BSc(Hons). 
  2. Tutor for the College of Podiatry (Surgery) (2006 to date). Parts 1/2.
  3. External Examiner, Queen Margaret University (2007 – 2012). Podiatry BSc(Hons). 
  4. Associate Lecturer in Podiatry, Central Queensland University (2015 – 2017). Podiatry BSc(Hons).
  5. Associate Lecturer, Queen Margaret/Huddersfield University (2018 – date). MSc Podiatric Surgery.
  6. External Examiner, Queen Margaret University (2019 – 2025). MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery.


Publications / References

Research Gate


Reviewer: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA)/ Podiatry Now /Am J Case Reports