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Governance

Governance

 

The organisation is comprised of two business entities: The College of Podiatry and The Benevolent Fund of The Society of Chiropodists.

Governance is the framework of rules and practices in which the separate members of the group operate, ensuring accountability, fairness and transparency in their relationships with all their stakeholders.


The College of Podiatry is an independent Trade Union registered with the United Kingdom Union Certification Officer and affiliated to the TUC.  It is also a company limited by guarantee (registered number 400709).  The College of Podiatry was previously known as 'The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists'.  

The College is governed by its Council (the Board of Directors). The College holds annual national elections to Council.  

The College's constitutional framework is set out in its Articles of Association.  These may only be changed by a vote of members at an Annual or Extraordinary Meeting. The rules governing many operational aspects of the College are laid down in the College’s By-Laws, which may be changed by the Council of the College. The College  has a corporate governance document that sets out the responsibilities of its Officers and Directors, terms of reference for Committees of the College, as well as procedures for supervision and control.  Additionally, the College has a Code of Conduct that sets out the standards it expects of its members.  


The Benevolent Fund of The Society of Chiropodists is a charitable foundation (charity registered in England and Wales number: 205684) which supports members in need of assistance.  Further information is available here.


CoP and RCPSG Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of understanding between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the College of Podiatry. 

Memorandum of Understanding