About us

Malvern Foot Clinic About Us
Lead clinician Helen Gough  - Malvern Foot Clinic

Lead clinician

Helen Gough
MSc, MCPod Cert Ed, BSc (Hons) CH13557

Helen has worked as a podiatrist looking after people’s feet for over 20 years. She specialises in diabetes, biomechanics and gait analysis.

Helen is on the Board of the HCPC, the government body regulating the main allied health care professions. She graduated from Huddersfield University with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in podiatry and has since worked in both the NHS and private sector. For over 15 years she has specialised in diabetes care and currently holds a substantive NHS post leading a diabetes specialist team.

In 2013 she won The Queens Nursing Institute Award for her work with young people with Type 1 diabetes.

Helen is a former lecturer from the Birmingham School of Podiatry and as an educationalist holds a Certificate of Education from Birmingham University. She taught biomechanics, research methods and clinical studies to undergraduate students.

More recently Helen was awarded a Masters Degree in Science with Merit from Warwick University and has presented at national conferences on structured education for people with diabetes.

Podiatric surgeon John Malik - Malvern Foot Clinic

Podiatric surgeon

John Malik
John Malik FCPodS, MSc, Cert Ed, BSc Hons, IP, PS CH11891

NHS and Private Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

Mr Malik is an experienced Podiatrist and Podiatric Surgeon having been in practice for over 23 years. He is a Fellow of the College of Podiatrists and awarded Tutor Status and CCPST. He is employed in the NHS as a Substantive Consultant Podiatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead. He provides care in the private sector in Birmingham, Worcester and Malvern, at BMI The Edgbaston Hospital, Spire South Bank Worcester and Malvern Foot Clinic

Mr Malik's qualifications include a Masters Degree in Science with Distinction from Huddersfield University in the subject area of Podiatic Surgery. He holds a First Class BSc Hons in Podiatry from Leicester University. As an educationalist Mr Malik holds a Cert Ed. As an expert witness he has achieved certification from Cardiff University Bond Solon.

Formerly he has been Head of Podiatry at the Birmingham School of Podiatry, an elected Faculty Board Member of the Faculty of Surgery (College of Podiatrists) and Quality Assurance Committee, External Examiner to the MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery Course provided by GCal and QMU and was the Chair of the Podiatric Surgery Exam Board for the College of Podiatrists. He is currently an Honorary Principal Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Mr Malik actively continues to provide education and training at both undergraduate and post graduate level to health care professionals, especially in the area of podiatry and podiatric surgery.

Areas of interest
Bunions (Hallux Valgus), Great Toe Joint Pain and Arthritis, Hammer Toes, Neuromas, Ingrown Toe Nails, Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis), Biomechanics, Orthotics, Gait Analysis, General Podiatry, Second Opinions

Senior Associate Podiatrist David Singleton - Malvern Foot Clinic

Senior Associate Podiatrist

David Singleton
BSc Hons MCPod CH25996

David qualified as a podiatrist in 2006 from Salford University with a first class honours degree. Since graduating, he has worked in both the private sector and the NHS, in Australia and the UK. In recent years David has worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham as part of the Diabetes multidisciplinary team, in trauma and orthopaedics and rheumatology clinics. He has also worked at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital specialising in musculoskeletal care and providing shockwave therapy. He has attained Master’s modules in injectable therapies, diagnostic imaging and advanced healthcare assessment. David currently holds a substantive post with Warwickshire NHS Trust as a band 8a advanced practitioner and works part time with us at the Malvern Foot Clinic providing all aspects of foot health care.

Senior Associate Podiatrist Suzi Morley  - Malvern Foot Clinic

Senior Associate Podiatrist

Suzi Morley
MSc BSc Hons IP CH14731

Suzi graduated with a First Class BSc Hons Podiatry, from the Birmingham School of Podiatry in 2000, along with the accolade “Student of the Year”. She has substantial NHS and private practice experience, and now works in the specialisms of Musculoskeletal Podiatry at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham and Podiatric Surgery. Suzi has obtained post graduate certificates and annotation as an Independent Prescriber, Advanced Local Anaesthesia and Steroid Injection Therapies. She also holds a Masters Degree in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery with distinction. She has experience as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham School of Podiatry and has previously worked in a team leader in the NHS. Suzi’s role within the Foot Clinics involves delivery of local anaesthesia for surgery, pre and post-operative care of patients and working as First Assistant in the operating theatre. She is also able to deliver general podiatry care, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment and orthotics.

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