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Faculty of Podiatric Surgery

Faculty of Podiatric Surgery


The Faculty of Podiatric Surgery is the advisory body relating to the educational needs of podiatric surgeons and trainees. It advises on all aspects of podiatric surgery and podiatric surgery training and supports the development of podiatric surgical practice and advises on strategic direction.

Facilitates changes to practice resulting from research, audit, government policy, and other sources of reliable information and policy. 

  • Advises on the policy and strategies for the development of podiatric surgery in the UK.
  • Is the advisory body on all matters relating to current podiatric surgical practice in the UK.
  • Advises on appropriate indemnity insurance of the Faculty members.
  • Looks at developing National and International Memorandum of Understanding and effective ways of reciprocal working with other professional Bodies, other countries, and other Faculties.
  • Supports the Conference Committee on the educational programme for the Annual Podiatry Conference.
  • Works with the College of Podiatry conference organisers to plan and implement an annual conference in podiatric surgery.
  • Acts as the approval committee for suitable CPD courses leading to an extension of surgical practice and to advise on the appropriateness of suitable course provision.
  • Develops, monitors and provides, in partnership with an HEI/ HEIs, an approved course of training in podiatric surgery which leads to the award of Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery of the College of Podiatry.
  • Maintains close liaison with the Chair of the Board of Examiners in Podiatric Surgery, and the Directorate of Education, Academic and Clinical Governance
  • Approves tutor applications and support Consultant Podiatric Surgeons as Registered Tutors of The Faculty of Podiatric Surgery.
  • Approves surgical training centres, to ensure national and local programmes and appointments meet course requirements as training providers.
  • Sets the entry standards for admittance to the training programme in podiatric surgery.
  • Liaises with the Board of Examiners in the administration of the award of Fellowship in Podiatric Surgery (FCPodS).
  • Liaises with the Board of Examiners in the administration of the award of Certificate of Completion of Podiatric Surgical Training (CCPST).
  • Assists and provides support where required on employment issues concerning podiatric surgeons and podiatric surgery registered trainees.
  • Helps ensure that Podiatric Surgery continues to be recognised and promoted as a clinical specialty by Commissioners, NHS Authorities, Trusts, Primary Care Providers and Medical Practitioners and other appropriate professional organisations.
  • Provides advice on how NHS workforce planning requirements could be met and develop podiatric surgeons of the future.