The Vale Clinic is a Reading based Podiatry and Chiropody clinic, treating conditions of the lower limb – foot, ankle and Leg, offering Podiatry services to the local community. The clinic operates from three different locations in Woodley, Earley and Shinfield. The clinics in Woodley and Earley are based in GP practices, the Shinfield clinic is a private multidisciplinary clinic.
The Vale Clinic is owned and managed by Ronke Tinker who opened its doors late 2018. Ronke holds a BSc Hons in Podiatric Medicine, is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, a regulatory body for Allied Health Professionals, and is a member of The College of Podiatry.
Ronke has a wealth of experience practising in the NHS and private practice in Berkshire community and hospital settings, spanning over the last 15 years. She has a keen passion to help keep you healthy, mobile, and independent.
Over the years, Ronke has developed close links with other health professionals from a multidisciplinary perspective, treating the patient as a whole, and will refer-on to an appropriate health professional or service, to get the right input where indicated.
To Improve the quality of life of individuals within our community, putting their feet first, thereby keeping them mobile and independent.
Continually Striving for excellence, offering services in a caring, compassionate and safe environment ensuring patients’ dignity.
Continually learning and improving my professional skills and knowledge base, to the benefit of all, through clinical professional development. Examples of which include attendance at training courses, and reading widely on relevant subject based literature.
Patients receive excellent quality care in a safe environment, treatments are current and evidence based.
I graduated from the University of Salford, Greater Manchester in 2003, with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Podiatric Medicine, and started my career in the NHS.
I worked as part of the Podiatry team in a multidisciplinary setting at the Podiatry Department Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. I developed a passion and keen interest in the Diabetic foot, carrying out multidisciplinary clinics alongside consultants from the Diabetes centre; and also worked on the hospital wards.
I sought further challenges working in the Reading community in the local NHS podiatry clinics, GP practices and at Prospect Park Hospital bringing my much-valued knowledge, skills and expertise to the community team.
I became Podiatry team leader at King Edward V11 and St Marks Hospitals in East Berkshire in 2016, managing the Podiatry team, an experience I thoroughly enjoyed.
During my time in the NHS, one of the many achievements I am proud of, was leading and developing the Nail surgery care pathway in the Podiatry service Berkshire-wide.
I moved into full-time private practice in 2018, working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Reading, to further develop my career in the private sector.
My areas of interest are nail surgery, the diabetic foot, wound care, biomechanics and verrucae treatments.
I am a mother to two lovely girls. In my spare time, I sing in a music band, I enjoy reading, shopping, travelling and I actively participate in the leadership team at my local parish church.