​Tel: 01273 582999

James Weatherley 

James graduated from The University of Brighton in 2005 and started Acorn Podiatry. Over the years he has built good relationships with his patient's as well as other local health professionals. He has a broad skill set ranging from general foot-care to diabetic assessment, foot pain diagnosis and verruca treatments. 

Working Hours (clinical only)

Monday 8.30am - 5.00pm 

Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm 

Wednesday 8.30am - 5.00pm 

Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm 

Kath Rutter

Kath originally started with Acorn Podiatry in 2006. She was a nurse prior to starting her podiatry degree at The University of Brighton in 2002 giving her a wide knowledge of health issues, which she is now able to apply to her work. She has a wealth of experience in both the NHS and private sectors including general care, nail removal surgery and diabetic and ulcer care.​ She is also particularly experienced in working with the vulnerable. 

Working Hours (clinical only)

Saturday 8.20am - 1.00pm

Mara Ragaiolo

Mara graduated in podiatry from The University of Brighton in 2005 and joined our team in 2011. She works predominantly in the NHS where she treats a wide variety of foot complaints, including 'at risk' patients with issues such as ulceration. Mara works in clinic, offering services from medical pedicures to nail surgery and verruca needling. She also performs home visits for us treating our patient's in the comfort of their homes and also attends nursing homes; providing care to groups of residents, many of whom are vulnerable or disabled. She has a particular interest and is experienced in diabetic care. 

Working Hours (clinical and home visits)

Tuesday 8.30am - 6.00pm (clinical)

Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm (mixed clinical and home visits)

Howard Allen

Howard has been part of our team since 2013. He has worked predominately in the NHS since graduating from The University of Brighton in 2005. Over that time he has developed broad skills in all aspects of foot-care. He works with our team one day a week performing home visits to many of our disabled or 'at risk' patients, many of whom are housebound. He can also often in our clinic half a day a week.

Working Hours

Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm (home visits)

Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm (mixed home visits and clinical)

Paul Heathfield-Jones

Paul Graduated in Podiatry from The University of Brighton in 2005 and joined our team in 2013. He works in clinic when required as well as regularly performing home visits and providing care for residents of local nursing homes, many of whom are disabled or vulnerable. Paul has also worked for the NHS since 2005 and has over ten years experience in Diabetic foot management.

Working Hours

Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm (Nursing Home Visits)​

Saturday 8.00 - 6.00pm (clinical and home visit)

Sue Carrick

Sue is the practice manager/receptionist and has been with Acorn Podiatry since it was first started in 2005. She handles the day to day running of the practice and manages the appointments for the whole team. Sue's working hours are Monday to Thursday from 8.00am - 5.15pm so if you would like to make an appointment it is best to call during those hours.