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  • Announcing the new Global Podiatry NetworkLast month I wrote about our forthcoming International Symposium, and I wanted to follow up with a short report on the meeting and what was decided. 04 December 2018
  • Some people might call it a mid-life crisis, I thought of it as a mid-life opportunityIn the next in our series celebrating the podiatry profession, we speak to Andrew Shilling, a private practice podiatrist from Guernsey. As a young graduate, Andrew Shilling left a fledgling podiatry career to pursue a life with his girlfriend on Guernsey. Twenty-five years on, he decided to return to practice. He told us his story. 20 November 2018
  • From property solicitor to NHS podiatristIn the next in our series celebrating the podiatry profession, we spoke to Gemma Fitt, an NHS podiatrist from South East London. Gemma came late to podiatry, having previously worked as a commercial property solicitor, but says it was the experience of her earlier career that makes her truly appreciate the value of her new one. 16 November 2018
  • We should take diabetic foot ulcers more seriouslyCollege of Podiatry Clinical Director Professor Paul Chadwick reflects on the importance of podiatry in caring for patients with diabetes and the value of ongoing learning for all podiatrists. 14 November 2018
  • Putting UK podiatrists on the international stageAhead of our conference in Bournemouth next week, CEO Steve Jamieson speaks about our international symposium, which is taking place the day before. Read more. 13 November 2018
  • My week as 'the face of the NHS' by Krishna GohilDiabetes Specialist Podiatrist Krishna Gohil recently took over the reins of the @NHS Twitter account. This was the first time a podiatrist had done this and, as Krishna says, it opened a lot of people's eyes to the important and varied work that podiatrists perform. 13 November 2018
  • AHPs Day blogToday is AHPs day, when we recognize the contribution of all 14 allied health professions to the UK's health services. 15 October 2018
  • I didn't fall out of love with nursing, I just love podiatry moreIn this new regular feature we celebrate the difference that podiatrists are making every day. We will hear the stories of podiatrists at all career stages and in every sector across the UK and beyond, highlighting the diversity of work and its life-changing impact on patients. This month we speak to Fiona Boyle, a newly qualified podiatrist working in Dublin. 01 October 2018
  • Foot Health Month a podiatrist's viewJune's Foot Health Month has now come to an end and what a month it has been. Podiatrist Emma McConnachie takes a look back at a busy month of promoting the profession. 05 July 2018
  • Essential Festival Foot GuideIt's festival season again, and hordes of excited music lovers of all ages are using their pocket money, hard earned cash, college holidays and accrued annual leave to descend upon a myriad of outdoors events to enjoy bands, food and time with friends. It is also the time of year when FMS podiatrists see foot and leg conditions that we only encounter at festivals. 25 June 2018
  • How to have happy summer feetWe've had a great Foot Health Month 2018 so far, and it's not over yet. With summer well and truly here, here we offer some summer foot health tips, and later this week we will be providing some top tips from Festival Medical Services on how to keep your feet in tip top condition at festivals. 25 June 2018
  • Podiatry's role in managing long term conditionsThe feet are an incredibly complex part of the body and we need to look after them for a whole host of reasons. It's amazing how quickly our overall health can deteriorate if bad foot health keeps us out of action for a sustained period. Find out more. 18 June 2018
  • Sports Studies, Personal Training and PodiatryPodiatrists play a key role in injury prevention and the rehabilitation of patients with sports related lower limb injuries. Podiatrists work with patients from all levels of sporting ability from amateur to professional. Andrew Ayres shares his story about how he came to study Podiatry after graduating from a Health and Sports Studies degree. 13 June 2018
  • Podiatry and footballSport, in all its guises, provides us with numerous healthy past-times, builds confidence, develops team-working skills, is used in rehabilitation after illness or injury and sometimes develops into a career - either as a sportsman or woman or as a sports-focused allied health professional. In fact, some people go on to be both. 11 June 2018
  • Ending the silence let's make more noise about foot health!It's Foot Health Month this June and College of Podiatry Chief Executive Steve Jamieson shares our plans for the month and his thoughts on the results of a new survey commissioned to explore the UK's foot health. 11 June 2018