Hampshire Life Leading Lady

The Podiatry Team

We are really pleased with the article in Hampshire Life this month, in which our Director and Senior Podiatrist, HILARY NOSSITER was selected as a Hampshire Life Leading Lady!

Here is a summary of the article….

Hilary Nossiter is the Director of The Forest Foot and Health Clinic in Cadnam, which has recently won the New Forest Business Partnership Award for Outstanding Customer Care and also Business of the Year 2018-19.

Tell us about your business?

Hilary began her working life in cancer research at Southampton University, and after taking ten years off to have her three children, she returned to studies, took a second degree in podiatric medicine, and started a whole new career as a self-employed Podiatrist. From those early days, with the support of her husband, Peter, Hilary balanced her family life with a growing private practice.

Starting from no patients, The Forest Foot and Health Clinic in Cadnam now has nearly nine thousand patients and after 23 years, has become a well-established part of the local community in the New Forest National Park. She is still balancing work life with her family and now has eight grandchildren!

What does your average week look like?

In a typical working week, around 150 patients attend the clinic for Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy or Sports Massage. We have a general practice, with many varied problems presenting to our clinic, from foot, muscle and joint pain to routine footcare, ingrown toenails, fungal nails, verruca or care of diabetic foot problems. For some of our patients, their problem can be solved in a few visits; some, however, need us to keep their feet in good working order, so they attend on a regular basis and we have all become friends over the years, which brings a wonderful feeling of community to the clinic.

Share your secret to success?

Hilary says her secret to success is to have loved her job, accepting the long hours, and to have paid attention to detail, both of the patients and their supporters, and of her workplace & colleagues.

The full article can be seen HERE.