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P. A. Curtis, D.Pod.M., M.Ch.S.
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Paul Curtis was born in the summer of '52 outside Swansea, on the edge of the Gower peninsula - the first officially-designated "area of outstanding natural beauty" in Britain. He later moved to Quarry Bank, in The Black Country and then to Wolverhampton, where he spent seven years as a pupil at Wolverhampton Boys' Grammar school.

In 1970 he began a three year full-time course at Birmingham School of Chiropody and Podiatry, qualifying in July of 1973.

His first employment was with Wolverhampton Area Health Authority, working in a variety of clinical environments and carrying out domiciliary visits on housebound people. This was soon joined by further clinical work for Dudley AHA.

In 1974 this National Health work was augmented by a foray into private practice with Chris Lees at St. Peter's Chambers, Lych Gates, in Wolverhampton town centre. Help and advice were, on occasion, provided by Charles Moore, now a highly regarded practioner in his own right with a long-established business in Wellington, near Telford.

Family commitments necessitated a move to Watford in early 1977, with employment for South West Hertfordshire Area Health Authority in a range of clinics from Radlett and Abbots Langley to South Oxhey.

Private work continued with Tuesdays spent in a practice on Amersham Hill in High Wycombe. More private work followed with W.T.H.(Harry) Price in Wellington Road, Watford and this work expanded to the exclusion of almost all other as Harry Price moved towards retirement.

Paul Curtis in surgery

Wellington Road was left behind in March 1986 when the practice moved to its current home at 25 Alexandra Road, where the larger premises made it possible to expand the range of treatment options available.

 

A contract existed for a number of years to provide care for employees of Clements department store, until the demands of the practice proper meant that there wasn't enough spare time to carry out the work adequately.

Another contract allowed for the provision of care at Alexandra Road on behalf of a number of local doctors, rather than patients having to attend a health centre. This offered a great deal of flexibility both in terms of response time for those in urgent need of treatment and also for those who could only attend at times when the clinics were closed. Unfortunately a restructuring of the Primary Care Trust meant that this option has had to be withdrawn.

Arrangements are also in place to provide care for certain people on behalf of both the Ministry of War Pensions and the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association.

Links To Other Websites:

Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.

Health & Care Professions Council.

Diabetes UK.

Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis.

Parkinson's Disease Society.

Copyright © P.A.Curtis, 2017.