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Martin is an advanced scope podiatrist independent prescriber with a particular interest in podiatric dermatology and injection therapies for trauma and injury.
He deals with all problems of the feet in adults and children including ingrown nails, joint pain, plantar fascitis, sports and other trauma injuries, and acute or chronic functional issues (biomechanics). He also undertakes expert witness work including the preparation of reports for civil courts under the civil procedures rules.
He gained his degree in podiatric medicine from Sunderland University and went on to gain postgraduate qualifications from Hertfordshire University and Birmingham City University.
Martin is a lead tutor for the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and a member of their medicines and procedures panel as well as being an external expert and assessor for the governments medicines and healthcare products regulation agency. He is also a professional advisor to various government committees including the current chief professions officers working party on controlled drugs in podiatry and NHS Health Education England's Foot Health Consortium Leaders Group, dealing with future education matters in the field of Foot Health
Areas of interest
Ingrown and other nail surgery; Skin Surgery (foot & ankle); Foot and ankle pains, strains and sprains; Sports Injuries; Corrective Orthotics; Biomechanics and Gait Analysis; Dermatology of the Foot, Ankle and related structures including dermoscopic digital imaging of suspect lesions; Steroid and other Injections for foot & ankle joint and soft tissue injuries; Medico-legal investigations and reports
Platelet Rich Plasma procedures for tissue repair. Botulinum Toxins in the treatment of plantar fasciopathy and enthesopathies, ankle equinus and excess sweating of the feet. Non-malignant lesions of the feet, ankle and related structures. Lower limb symptomatology and pathology in nutritional deficiency / malabsorption conditions, i.e. hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia etc.
Keen motorcyclist and a certified Master Scuba Diver with a special interest in marine conservation.
IOCP Annual literary prize 2014 for "History and pharmacology of Botulinum Toxin in medicine"
Fellowship in Podiatric Medicine, The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2018. National lead Fellow for e-Education in Podiatry, the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2019 - current
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Basic
Prolotherapy for Podiatrists 2008
Extending minor surgery skills 2009
Nail and skin fungal infections 2010
Changes to prescribing legislation 2011
National Primary Care Exhibition 2011 - skin cancers of the lower limb, keynote lecture.
National Primary care Exhibition 2012 - The nail as an indicator of systemic disease, keynote lecture.
History and pharmacology of Botulinum Toxin in medicine - 2014
Morton's Neuroma, history, presentation and surgical / non-surgical management - 2015
New Paradigms in Surgical Procedures 2019
Courses offered to GPs
Hyaluronon injections of the foot and ankle joints for mild to moderate Osteoarthritis and to the the Achilles tendon for tendonopathies.
Incisional Nail Surgery in Primary care.
- BSc Podiatric Medicine Sunderland University 2006
- Postgraduate Certificate in Supplementary Prescribing Birmingham City University 2008
- Postgraduate Certificate in Skin Surgery Herts University Postgraduate Medical School 2010
- Postrgraduate certificate in Independent Prescribing Birmingham city University 2014
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member - medicines and procedures committee Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2015
- Chair of Executive Council Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2018
- Vice - Chair of Executive Council Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2016
- Director of Education The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2023
Affiliations / memberships
The College of Podiatric Surgeons.
The Association of Surgeons in Primary Care.
The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
The Faculty of Podiatric Medicine
Post treatment communication
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Martin Harvey on 0777 971 9962
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Initial podiatry visit including cryotherapy and local anaesthetic - (5-50)
Follow on podiatry visit including cryotherapy and local anaesthetic - (5-50)
Avulsion or wedge excision of nail package by podiatrist (including all charges and including local anaesthetic) - (5-50)