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The College of Podiatry is a learned society, incorporated on 17 November 1945, and an independent trade union affiliated to the TUC.  It provides a range of membership services to podiatrists throughout the United Kingdom and overseas,  including education, professional practice guidance, employment support, and malpractice insurance. It publishes a monthly journal, Podiatry Now, and holds a scientific conference each year. The College has a number of Branches, all over the United Kingdom, which provide an opportunity to meet fellow podiatrists and discuss matters of mutual interest, and promote continuing professional development for members.


All the College’s members in professional practice are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our mission

The College promotes guidelines and standards of practice that are evidence-based and ensure the safety of patients and clinical effectiveness with a focus on outcomes.  It campaigns to raise awareness among the general public and at Government level that good lower-limb health is essential and that podiatry is a key element of preventative medicine. 

The College endeavours to influence the governments of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, ensuring they understand that podiatry encompasses specialist care, surgery, general practice and public health, and that it makes a vital contribution to the health of the population.

Our professional values

The College promotes the highest professional values, practice and standards, as well as enhanced public awareness of good lower-limb health. It provides members with guidelines and standards relating to patient care which must be adhered to in order to comply with membership requirements.

Our policies are informed with the support of the United Kingdom’s most prominent podiatrists, scientists, and researchers and we seek to develop enhanced relationships with suppliers of podiatry products.

 



Member of the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN)

By being a Member of the Professional Associations Research Network, our professional body is:

  • Committed to good practice  
  • Kept up to date on current research 
  • Part of a network of professional bodies that learn from and share with each other

 

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