Shoes on Prescription
Q. I have a prescription for ‘2 x men’s post-operative sandals, medium’. Are these allowed on prescription as I have never seen sandals or shoes on prescription before? What are they?
A: There are a number of products listed in the drug tariff that come under the heading 'Plantar pressure offloading devices'.
These include shoes/sandals, boots and insoles. They are used following surgery on the feet, whilst wearing a cast, or to relieve pressure on diabetic foot ulcers.
The prescription should specify the brand, type and size. For example, 'Benefoot post-operative sandals, male, medium'.
BeneFoot medical shoe - post-operative sandals
Kerraped is a boot which allows walking with a bandaged or swollen foot.
It is a full boot with Velcro straps for a secure fit.
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Liqua Care Diabetic FlowGel Orthotics
The only insoles available on prescription. They alleviate the discomfort linked to prolonged periods of standing as they stimulate venous return and help circulation.
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If you have any questions about this particular tip or any other drug tariff query you can call Information Services on 0800 783 5709.
Tariff Tip written by Sue Swift, UK Drug Tariff and Information Technician
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