About Us

BSc (Hons) D.Pod.M. MCPod Health & Care Professions Council Registered

Jane has had a very varied career to say the least! You may have heard Jane on the air when she worked for 2CR FM & Classic Gold 828 - starting out as many do in Hospital Radio. She has a passion for customer service and previously worked at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa (www.chewtonglen.com) organising Conferences when this beautiful retreat was under the ownership of Mr & Mrs Skan.

Jane gained her degree from the University of Southampton in 2005 gaining a 2:1 following her three years of study. Jane has worked for the NHS both in Oxfordshire and Dorset and enjoyed the challenge of working with high risk patients which included rotations into specialist Diabetic Foot Clinics. Jane is a passionate about podiatry, and enjoys both the challenges and variety of cases that we see. Jane always aims to provide the highest level of care to her patients and has enjoyed getting to know her patients and their families personally over the years.

Jane and her partner Christopher (our Operations Manager) are both passionate about sailing. In her youth, Jane was a competitive Ballroom and Latin American dancer and was a member of the Channel Counties Amateur Dancers Association. Jane and Chris also enjoy walking their dogs and are avid England Rugby supporters.

Jane Kraushaar – Principal Podiatrist and Director BSc (Hons)

BSc(Hons) D.Pod.M. M.Ch.S. Registered on the Health & Care Professions Council

I graduated in 2012 from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with an honour’s degree in Podiatry. Since then I have gained many years’ experience in both the NHS and private sectors.

As well as routine podiatry and providing footcare advice, I have an interest in the more specialist areas such as biomechanics/MSK, nail surgery and using the latest advanced technology for certain foot problems. I continue to update my knowledge and skill base by undertaking courses, attending branch meetings and conferences.

I also think an important part of the job alongside the podiatric treatment is getting to know the patients, listening to their needs and communicating effectively so that a tailor made treatment plan can be produced that suits the patient for optimum care.

Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, exploring the New Forest, Hampshire and Dorset coastline.

I am keen cyclist and ex ballet dancer, but still like to get on the dance floor. I also enjoy going back home to visit family and friends in Scotland and in winter during Christmas holidays I like to get back on to the ski slopes.

Nikki Brook – Podiatrist BSc(Hons)

Debbie our full-time customer services assistant has worked for The Forest Foot & Health Clinic for just over 4 years.

She has brought calm order to those times when we are very busy or when we have needed a flexible approach to our working day.

Debbie has rapidly become an integral and important member of our team and fills in the gaps in those busy times.

Debbie Sutton – Customer Services

Vicky joined the clinic part-time in August 2022.

She has a zest for life and is passionate about health care and providing excellent customer service.

Currently working in an administration role, her goal is to re-train and progress into a more clinical position.

Vicky has a large family with four sprightly children keeping her and her husband busy. Together they enjoy family days out, and bike rides through the forest. Vicky also enjoys regular Pilates, dinners with friends and the occasional short break away with her husband.

Vicky Loader – Customer Services

Lynda has worked for The Forest Foot & Health Clinic for over 10 years.

She is our un-seen dust fairy, who every week waves her magic wand and steam cleans all the surgeries, bathrooms, and reception areas whilst we are asleep.

Somehow the whole clinic is always immaculate when we return to work on Monday morning.

Lynda Stares – Customer Services

Chris’s career background is predominantly in the Leisure and commercial maritime sectors, both at sea and ashore.

Having, previously worked within a corporate environment, with a strong focus on developing client/customer relationships.

Chris studied business and finance at Loughborough College and also has a strong background in IT.

During his professional sailing career he has travelled extensively in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Chris has completed two double handed transatlantic crossings, the Fastnet Race more than once and skippered both private luxury yachts and commercial vessels.

Outside of the clinic, Christopher spends his spare time sailing and in the kitchen with a keen interest in food and wine. Alongside Jane, Chris is also a keen England Rugby supporter.

Chris Gillingham – Operations Manager

The Forest Foot and Health Clinic was started in the New Forest National Park 25 years ago by Hilary Nossiter. It quickly expanded from a single surgery, to four fully equipped surgeries, which also includes Physiotherapy. In 2020 Chris Gillingham and Jane Kraushaar purchased the practice and are continuing to build on the excellent reputation and high standards developed at the practice over the past 25 years.

Podiatry assessment includes taking a holistic view of the presenting foot problem. Consequently, we are able to offer the patient an in-house, cross-discipline, referral to treat any joint, muscle or postural related problem.

We regularly review our procedures to ensure that they comply with the national standards and best practice within the profession.

Patients can be confident that the very best care is being provided within a safe environment.

Our review scheme, amongst other things, ensures that:

  • All reusable podiatry instruments are properly cleaned and sterilised before use.
  • All Staff engage in continuing professional development to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.
  • The patient is always respected and appropriate care taken with patient records, both when in use and later when they are destroyed.
  • Confidentiality is paramount at all times.
  • Treatment options and cost are explained so that an informed choice of treatment can be made.
  • Referral pathways exist for clients who need specialist care.
  • Practice working methods are constantly reviewed.

Clinic Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm