Mr Richard Leigh

Job title

Consultant Podiatrist



GMC Number


Contact details

Phone number: 02077940500 ext 33554

Fax: 02078302749

Related services

Therapy services, Podiatry


Richard Leigh is consultant podiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital and previously clinical lead at UCH. He specialises in acute foot care and has published research in this field. He co-chairs NHS London acute foot network and also chairs local CCG and College of Podiatry groups. He has lectured worldwide. 


Leigh R Challenges and opportunities: integrated diabetes foot care pathway. The Diabetic Foot Journal (2016) 19: 194–7

‘Bright Idea #5’: Adapting the Ipswich Touch Test to increase foot risk assessments at the Royal Free Hospital. Diabetes UK. August 2016. (Richard Leigh – main contributor).

Leigh Richard. Study to compare offloading foot pressures of two commercially available clinical shoes; Cellona® Shoe and Kerraped. Wounds UK Nov 2015.

Leigh Richard, Vig Stella. Foot care service for people with diabetes. Guidance for commissioners: Service specification. NHS London Strategic Clinical Networks. April 2015.

Leigh, Richard. Two case studies of wound management with a topical haemoglobin solution (Granulox®). Wounds UK Nov 2014.

Ho TK, Leigh R, Tsui J. Diabetic Foot Disease and Oedema. The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease. 2013. 13(1): 45-50.

Leigh, Richard. Comparison of Kerraped Plantar Ulcer with bespoke footwear as an offloading device in diabetic patients. Wounds UK November 2012

Leigh Richard. ‘Help! What can I do about smelly feet?’. The Pharmaceutical Journal. p387-388. 2012.

Leigh Richard. An A to Z of foot pain for pharmacists. The Pharmaceutical Journal. January 2012. Vol 288/7688. Page 39-42 and remainder online www.pjonline .com from 28th January 2012. 

Editorial: Richard Leigh & Joanne McCardle. A tale of two nations: Finding the way forward in podiatry. 2010. The Diabetic Foot Journal. Vol 13 No 3.

Leigh Richard. KerrabootTM use with a post-operative diabetic foot wound. A Case Report. (2008). The Diabetic Foot Journal. Vol 11 No 3.

Leigh Richard. Clinical Practice - Shoes Off!. Diabetes Update. Diabetes UK. Winter 2007; 36-38.

Leigh Richard, Barker Steven. The Effect of Specialist Footwear on the Quality of Life of Patients with Lower Leg Ulcers. Wounds UK 2007. Vol 3 No4: 19-23.

Leigh Richard. Poster. A model to demonstrate the cost utility of Kerraboot TM.

Wounds UK November 2006 – ‘Highly Commended’ Wounds UK Awards (June 2007)

Leigh Richard. ‘Streetwise’ Feet with Diabetes. (Leaflet). Pulished by RCN Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Group. HM483 August 2006.

Leigh Richard. Foot examination for children and young people with diabetes: When, why and how? Journal of Diabetes Nursing. 2006; Vol 10 No 6:227-231

Leigh Richard. The Diabetic Foot-A Podiatrists Perspective. Medical Consultation & New Remedies. (Japan) Vol.42;No.5;503-504(2005)

Stephen GE Barker, Richard D Leigh. Limb Salvage Using Kerraboot TM. Br J Diabetes Vasc Dis 2005; vol 5, No 6:358–60

Barker SGE, Soliman AR, Leigh R Stimulating granulating tissue in non-healing chronic wounds: the use of Kerraboot TM. Wounds UK 2005; 1(2): 81

Jauhangeer BR, Perry D, Wren MWD, Issack MI, Leigh R and Greenwell P. Use of real-time universal 23s rDNA PCR for detection of pathogens in diabetic foot ulcers in Mauritian patients of Indian and African origin. 5th Meeting of the Diabetic Foot Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. OP8 pg 63. September 2005.

S Barker, S Aly, J Turner, R Leigh. Vascular and Transplantation Surgery: Ulceration and the Diabetic Foot. Chapter 13; 177-190. In Recent Advances in Surgery 28. I Taylor and CD Johnson Eds. The Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited. April 2005.

Leigh R, Barker S, Murray N, Hurel SJ. The Kerraboot TM: A novel wound dressing device for the management of leg and foot ulcers. Pract Diab Int January/February 2004 Vol 21 No1. 27-30.

Leigh RD, Rahaman L, Barker S, Hurel SJ. Management of Neuropathic and Neuroischaemic Leg and Foot Ulcers: A Preliminary Assessment of a Novel Wound Dressing Device; The Kerraboot TM . 2003. Diabetic Medicine 20 (suppl 2); 94. P226.

Leigh RD, Latif N, Hollingsworth S, Barker S, Hurel SJ. Healing of a Neuropathic Foot Ulcer using a Novel Wound Boot (Kerraboot TM). Diabetic Medicine. 2001 (supp.) 2, No P94

Edwards JCW, Leigh RD, Cambridge J. The Expression by Synovial Fibroblasts of Molecules Involved in B Lymphocyte Survival and Maturation. Clin. J. Immunol 1997, 108:407-414.

Leigh RD, Cambridge J, Edwards JCW. Facilitated Expression By Synovial Fibroblasts of Factors Involved in B Lymphocyte Maturation and Survival. B. J. Rheumatol. 1996, (supp.) 1, abst. 210.

Leigh RD, Cambridge J, Edwards JCW. Follicular Dendritic Cell Mimicry By Synovial Fibroblasts. Arth. Rheum. 1995, v38, No 9(supp), abst. 29.