I agree with Doreen Langford (Podiatry Concern, News Views, July 12) on the subject of podiatry patients needing treatment with local anaesthetic being required to go to Carlton (a 40-mile round-trip for me) but Lincoln patients can come to Newark.

I have regular injections in my foot needs anaesthetic and, after treatment, I am advised to immediately elevate my foot for 24 to 48 hours, to let everything settle.

How on earth can this be achieved if a trip to Carlton is necessary?

This elevation advice is crucial and works well if instructions are followed.

Please reconsider the decision on sending Newark people to Carlton.

If the elevation advice is not adherred to, the whole procedure would have to be repeated, and this would be a waste of NHS resources. — Bette Smith  (Full address supplied).