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Hanley, Eccleshall, Stafford, Crewe, Wilmslow, Burton, Uttoxeter

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Rachael Plant personal profile

Rachael qualified from Chelsea School of Chiropody.
She then began working in private practice in Staffordshire before opening her 1st practice in Stoke-on-Trent in 1988.
Rachael is passionate about giving the best podiatry service to her patients and is also particularly interested in ingrowing toe nail treatments and introducing new advanced treatments to the clinics. She attends a wide range of regular CPD courses keeping the practices up to date with all the latest treatments and techniques.

Rachael has had a remarkable success with the new Swift Microwave Treatment for verrucae, being able to successfully treat the most reluctant and long established verrucae that have resisted all other treatments.
Nail surgery is also close to Rachael’s heart – being able to offer a permanent solution to what would otherwise be a life long problem.
Rachael is always happy and keen to keep her podiatry patients comfortable with regular routine appointments which help to prevent future problems.

Helen Bliss

Helen has thirty-five years of extensive working in both the NHS and the private sector. She is a member of the College of Podiatry and is HCPC registered.
She has developed specialisms in both diabetes and rheumatology, working closely with consultants and specialist nurses in the multidisciplinary setting.
She has always maintained her professional development attending numerous courses and conferences to maintain and further her knowledge. She further studied to achieve a diploma in Diabetes Care and a Management and Leadership qualification.
She has lived and worked in Staffordshire for the last twelve years and has developed links locally, particularly in Eccleshall being involved with Eccleshall Rugby Club for several years whilst her son played there.
She has worked for Plant Podiatry for the last ten years at the Uttoxeter branch and is now also working at the Hanley and Eccleshall practices.
Helen enjoys watching sport, particularly rugby and has a season ticket for Sale Sharks Rugby Club. Her hobbies include swimming, walking, reading and supporting charity work.

Deborah Claridge

I graduated from the university of Northampton in 1989 and started working for the NHS in North Warwickshire. I gained experience in all aspects of podiatry eventually becoming the Nail Surgery leader.
From there I moved to the USA, where I lived with my husband for 5 years, and worked alongside a podiatric surgeon further increasing my experience and knowledge.
We moved back to England to start a family and lived and worked in Hampshire for 2 years before moving to Cheshire. Here I have worked both in the NHS and private practice. I am experienced in a wide range of foot problems and enjoy keeping up to date with the latest information and treatments.
I get huge satisfaction from putting my patients at ease, treating their foot problem and sending them out with a smile on their face.

Deana Draper

I graduated from UWIC (Cardiff) in 1996 and spent the first 10 months of my professional life working for a major high-street podiatry provider before joining the small patient focused team at Plant Podiatry in early 1997, a team that I have been proud to be part of as it has grown into the company it is today.

My main focus professionally is being able to provide ongoing relief from common foot conditions for patients of all ages, with personal interest in treating biomechanical and sports related conditions and provision of permanent relief for ingrowing toenails through minor surgery.

When I’m not working you can find me spending time with my family or running marathons for various charities. In all areas of my life my aim is always to make other peoples lives a little better by my actions.

Yasser Diouni

Coming soon . . .

Joanna Blake MCPod DPodM BSc
Hi I’m Joanna Blake. After graduating I started my career as a podiatrist working for the NHS down in central London. I had a brief interlude working in northern France within a podiatry clinic.I then spent a few years working for a private health company before starting private practice. I’ve been qualified for over 25 years. I love all aspects of my job and have a particular interest in biomechanics. In my spare time I enjoy trying to keep fit by regularly swimming and going to the gym. I’m passionate about cooking and healthy eating.