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  • The College of Podiatry against bullying, discrimination, harassment and undermining behaviours The College of Podiatry is committed to ensuring that its members are working in an environment that is free from bullying and harassment, and is calling for a zero tolerance approach to bullying in the workplace. 18 October 2019
  • College of Podiatry delegation at TUC Congress This year's event in Brighton saw a major step up in our involvement making sure that the voice of podiatry is heard at the highest levels 07 October 2019
  • College of Podiatry to join Health Education England's new Foot Health Consortium Health Education England (HEE) has invited key stakeholders to join the newly established Foot Health Consortium. The College of Podiatry is delighted to be a member. 04 October 2019
  • Motion to TUC - Are our staff wearing appropriate footwear? The College of Podiatry's Motion to the TUC calls on employers to make sure that all staff are able to wear appropriate footwear to work 09 September 2019
  • College of Podiatry Motion to TUC on Bullying and Harassment Head of Employment Relations Martin Furlong put forward a motion to the TUC on behalf of the College of Podiatry Motion on Bullying and Harassment in the workplace 09 September 2019
  • Private Practice networks The College would like to see a revival of the Private Practice Network (PPN) system. 21 August 2019
  • College of Podiatry responds to proposed NHS pension taxation change Podiatrists, like all staff in the NHS, will expect to see the benefits of these reforms applying to them. More people should see the advantages of these considerable changes than just high earning doctors managing their tax liabilities." 08 August 2019
  • Health regulators issue joint statement in support of reflective practice in healthcare On Tuesday 18 June, the HCPC and eight other healthcare regulators published a joint statement Benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner - which sets out each organisation's requirements for reflection 08 July 2019
  • Update on NHS Pensions in England and Wales NHS unions and the NHS Employers have made some recommendations on how to rectify the recent cost cap breach 03 July 2019
  • Students your chance to take part in a Diabetic Foot Management Programme in Blantyre, Malawi Students your chance to take part in a Diabetic Foot Management Programme in Blantyre, Malawi 12 June 2019
  • Statement from University of Plymouth & the College of Podiatry re: Apprenticeships and Undergraduate Programme Statement from University of Plymouth & the College of Podiatry re: Apprenticeships and Undergraduate Programme 06 June 2019
  • A more effective and efficient Council for the College of Podiatry A more effective and efficient Council for the College of Podiatry 24 May 2019
  • My podiatrist got me to the start line - the rest is up to me! With the 2019 London Marathon taking place on Sunday 28 April, we hear a story from a keen runner who needed support from his podiatrist to complete his race preparations. 23 April 2019
  • Council elections 2019 results Council elections 2019 results 16 April 2019
  • Celebrating podiatry's role in primary care As we move into week 3 of Foot Health month we are celebrating podiatry's role in primary care 12 April 2019
  • Updated Nail Surgery Guidelines The nail surgery guidelines have been updated to offer best practice guidelines, using an evidence led, safe practice approach wherever possible and clinical consensus agreement where there is poor or no evidence. It is designed to support the profession in improving nail surgery standards and reducing inappropriate variations in practice whilst promoting the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based care. The document has been collated following careful consideration of the available evidence, professional 10 April 2019
  • HCPC seeks to appoint three registrant members of Council HCPC seeks to appoint three registrant members of Council 09 April 2019
  • Our response to Public Health England figures on lower limb amputation Figures released by Public Health England show increasing rates of lower limb amputations in England. We welcome the work of PHE, NHS England and Diabetes UK in publicising this information, which points to a growing epidemic of lower limb amputation. 03 April 2019
  • Welcome to Foot Health month 2019 from CEO College of Podiatry CEO Steve Jamieson welcomes the start of Foot Health month 2019. Here, he highlights the results of a survey carried out on the nation's shoe buying habits, and why podiatry is so important for people's foot health 29 March 2019
  • College of Podiatry joins other public sector unions in defending Isle of Man Pensions We are writing on behalf of thousands of our members, about the public sector pension legacy funding update and the related motion and potential amendments that will be debated by Tynwald next week. We have taken the unusual step of writing to you jointly because of the huge importance of this issue for the future of our members and their families, for the public finances of the Isle of Man and for industrial relations on the island. 20 March 2019
  • Private Practice Networks The recent revision of the College Committee Structure has replaced the Committee for Private Practice with the Independent Practice Group (IPG). At the inaugural meeting of the IPG we made a commitment to undertake a scoping exercise into the present PPN provision with a view to extending this to encompass all areas. Read more. 08 March 2019
  • Vacancy for Podiatry Project Officer Are you a qualified podiatrist seeking a new challenge? The College of Podiatry is looking for a Project Officer for a new part-time, fixed-contract role. The post-holder will work closely with the Head of Education and the Clinical Leadership & Education Directorate and senior stakeholders across the profession on a range of key projects that will benefit the profession. 04 March 2019
  • NHS Staff Survey sees a worrying decline in staff health and wellbeing The results of the 2018 NHS Staff Survey have been published and although not surprising the results are deeply worrying. The survey provides the most in depth insight into the concerns and experiences of the NHS workforce. 01 March 2019
  • Ministerial statement regarding Medicines & Medical Products Supply post-Brexit Message from the NHS Social Partnership Forum and DHSC for all members regarding Medicines and Medical Products Supply as we exit the EU. Read more. 28 February 2019
  • Launch of Membership App Members can now download the brand new College of Podiatry Membership app from the Apple and Android app stores. 28 February 2019
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) from a podiatric perspective Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) covers a group of rare genetic disorders that affect motor and sensory peripheral nerves. Podiatrists may often see patients with CMT and are ideally placed to manage this condition. This video provides information on CMT and how to manage it from a podiatry perspective. 28 February 2019
  • Demand for urgent action to tackle declining numbers of podiatry students The Council of Deans of Health (CoDH) and the College of Podiatry (CoP) have called for urgent action to tackle declining numbers of podiatry students. This follows a joint meeting of representatives from across the profession, universities and the CoDH on the 12th of February. Please see full press release here. 20 February 2019
  • HCPC plan increase to registrant fees by 18% The College of Podiatry, along with the other health unions have opposed this increase from the start. This has not yet come in to place and we must oppose it. 15 February 2019
  • 2016 Valuation of the NHS Pension Scheme We would like to draw your attention to this Ministerial statement which was issued on Wednesday 30th of January 2019. The findings of the Court of Appeal will have a big impact on our members in two ways. 04 February 2019
  • Foot Health Month 2019 Our Foot Health Month campaign for 2019 will focusing on good food health, and raising the public's awareness and understanding of podiatry. Find out more. 30 January 2019
  • College of Podiatry gains seat on TUC Women's Committee The TUC's women's committee is one of its most important constituents and we are delighted that Katie Collins has successfully come through an election process and that, from March, the College of Podiatry will have a representative on this committee. 24 January 2019
  • Call for Nominations to the Independent Practice Group 2019 This is a call for nominations from private/independent practitioners in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to fill corresponding seats on the new Independent Practice Group. There is 1 seat available for each country. 24 January 2019
  • College of Podiatry Record Keeping Courses The College of Podiatry (CoP) has teamed up with Radcliffes LeBrasseur, the legal firm that deals with members' medical malpractice claims. Throughout the day we will look extensively at the CoP's Record Keeping and Consent Clinical Standards. 24 January 2019
  • College of Podiatry radio day on Friday 11 January Tomorrow morning (Friday 11 January 2019), Council member Matthew Fitzpatrick will be taking part in a radio day, as part of our PR activity to promote podiatry to the public. We are using the interviews to talk about the results of a survey carried out for the College of Podiatry by our PR company Ceres, which looks at the injuries suffered to the foot and ankle by those who take up a new exercise regime in the New Year, without proper preparation. 10 January 2019
  • The College of Podiatry's response to NHS England's Long Term Plan Responding to the Government's announcement of NHS England's Long Term Plan, the College of Podiatry CEO Steve Jamieson said, 'We welcome the vision set out in the Long Term View, particularly prevention of illness and early detection through increased collaborative Community Health Services and Primary Care networks.' Read more. 07 January 2019
  • Open a door to a career in podiatry The College is pleased to support the UK Health Careers advent calendar, which today (13th December) focuses on podiatry. 13 December 2018
  • Introducing PODMO20 PODMO20 is the new and simple tool that will enable podiatrists to record patient interventions and play their part in developing the evidence of the impact of podiatry. 05 December 2018
  • Announcing the new Global Podiatry Network Last 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
  • The #ISeeTheDifference campaign went to Skills London The I See The Difference campaign headed to the country's biggest careers fair with the goal of inspiring the next generations of podiatry students. 26 November 2018
  • Members vote in favour of April for Foot Health Month 2019 More than 1,200 members took part in our survey about Foot Health month 2019, and a one of the key questions asked in the survey was whether members wanted Foot Health Month in April or June from 2019 onwards. Read more. 20 November 2018
  • Crisis at Christmas Crisis mobilise a huge volunteer effort each Christmas to bring warmth, companionship and vital services to people at one of the hardest times of the year. Can you help? 20 November 2018
  • Podiatric Surgery Training Programme You don't have to be intent on becoming a podiatric surgeon to extend your knowledge in this specialist field to enhance care for your patients and increase your knowledge of their many and varied foot pathologies. The two podiatric surgery Masters modules include the anatomy module and the radiology module, invaluable for everyday practice at extended scope level. Find out more. 19 November 2018
  • Benevolent fund: Supporting the podiatry community As Christmas approaches, we speak to the College Benevolent Fund administrator Helena Basarab-Horwath about hardship support available for members. 16 November 2018
  • Stop Pressure Ulcer Day The national group, Scottish Diabetes Foot Action Group (SDFAG), which is supported by the Scottish Diabetes Group and the Scottish Government has several strands of work in progress which aim to prevent and reduce the incidence of foot disease and amputations in people with diabetes. 15 November 2018
  • College of Podiatry announce new partnership with Scholl The College of Podiatry is teaming up with respected footcare brand Scholl for a new partnership that will raise awareness of foot health with the UK public, pharmacists and health professionals. 15 November 2018
  • World Diabetes Day 2018 It's World Diabetes Day on Wednesday 14th and we'll be raising awareness of the impact of diabetes and how important Podiatry is for reducing complication for patients. Look out for the College of Podiatry in the media and over social media channels #WDD 13 November 2018
  • My week as 'the face of the NHS' by Krishna Gohil Diabetes 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
  • Scottish One Day Conference 2019 The College of Podiatry Scottish One Day Conference is being hosted by the Glasgow Branch in May 2019. 05 November 2018
  • Medicines update: Pregabalin and gabapentin re-classified as Controlled drugs The Government has recently confirmed that Pregabalin and gabapentin will be re-classified as Class-C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and will be added to schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. Further information. 05 November 2018
  • Join in the I See The Difference social media campaign Join in the I See The Difference campaign by downloading images of real students and qualified AHPs and sharing in your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds. Or create your own messages about how you make a difference every day. Download these images. 01 November 2018
  • ACP network Over the past 18 months The College has been working with other groups to explore the potential for podiatry to become more involved in Advanced Clinical Practice roles. We are now looking to create a network for podiatrists working as advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs), and those working towards this. This is our vision. 01 November 2018
  • Budget 2018: Small retailers to receive a cut in business rates Yesterday's budget delivered some welcome news for independent Podiatrists with small practices, with an announcement that the chancellor is to cut business rate bills for small retailers by around a third. 30 October 2018
  • Partnership gives voice to people with foot health needs A new Foot Health research project will seek to identify the unanswered questions about diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot health problems in the UK, arriving at a top ten of research priorities later next year. The project is on behalf of the Dr William M Scholl endowment fund and led by The James Lind Alliance and the University of Salford. 23 October 2018
  • College of Podiatry announces new Post-Nominal to reflect name change After a discussion and decision at our Council meeting, the new post nominal for the College of Podiatry is confirmed as MCPod. Read more. 23 October 2018
  • HCPC Chair of Council vacancy The HCPC are seeking to appoint a Chair of Council. You will have experience of providing strong non-executive leadership and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of the HCPC's activities. 17 October 2018
  • #ISeeTheDifference at What Career London The #ISeeTheDifference campaign went to the What Career Live event in London over the 12th and 13th October, to showcase the benefits of a career in the Allied Health Professions (AHPs), and signpost attendees to the www.iseethedifference.co.uk website where more information on the professions and course details can be found. 16 October 2018
  • AHPs Day blog Today is AHPs day, when we recognize the contribution of all 14 allied health professions to the UK's health services. 15 October 2018
  • Non-medical Prescribing: Updated guidance for members The College of Podiatry has recently updated its practice guidance for members who are independent prescribers, this document is available for those to whom it is relevant. Find out more. 09 October 2018
  • Focused Ultrasound Courses at AECC University College Recently CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education) has been unable to re-accredit four Focused Ultrasound Courses at AECC University College including the Podiatry Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course. We advise those currently undertaking the focus course at AECC to contact the course leader. The CoP Ultrasound in Podiatry Specialist Advisory Group Committee, including representation from CASE, are meeting and will provide a further update and recommendations for members as soon as pos 09 October 2018
  • I see the difference Inspire a new generation to study podiatry, learn to help patients stay independent, active and healthy, and so improve quality of life. The #ISeeTheDifference campaign is now live. ISeeTheDifference.co.uk/podiatry. Find out more. 26 September 2018
  • College of Podiatry attends TUC in Manchester The College of Podiatry was well represented at this year' s TUC in Manchester. The TUC overwhelmingly agreed with our motions seeking support and better training for Podiatrists and other AHPS who face violence and intimidation when caring for prisoners inside jails. Our motion calling on the TUC and other unions to seek further improvements on pay in the NHS also supported by every union that attended. Full review here. 26 September 2018
  • Office for Students funded campaign launches This September the College of Podiatry, in partnership with the Office for Students, will launch a digital marketing campaign to raise awareness of, and promote careers in podiatry and three other Allied Health Professions, Orthoptics, Prosthetics and Orthotics and Therapeutic Radiography. 26 September 2018
  • The College of Podiatry - update on next steps with our name change Following the decisive vote at the AGM in June to change our name, the appropriate legal changes have been made and the name of our organisation and trade union is now legally The College of Podiatry. Our website 'domain' name has now also been changed to www.cop.org.uk and we will be updating references on the site from the Society to the College of Podiatry. 26 September 2018
  • HCPC launches consultation on changes to registration fees The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a consultation on proposals to increase the registration fees it charges. In the consultation, the HCPC is proposing an increase in the renewal fee from £90 to £106 per year, with a similar level of increases to the other fees it charges. 24 September 2018
  • HCPC seeks Fitness to Practise Panel Members The Health and Care Professions Council is seeking podiatrists to undertake the role of Fitness to Practise (FTP) panel member for the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service. The HCPTS is the fitness to practise adjudication service of the HCPC. Panels hear and determine cases on behalf of the HCPTS's three Practice Committees: the Investigating Committee, Conduct and Competence and Health Committees. Find out more. 19 September 2018
  • College of Podiatry members in Wales resoundingly voted YES The College of Podiatry has today declared the result of its ballot of NHS members in Wales on the 3 year pay offer recently made by the Welsh Government. 17 September 2018
  • Clinical survey exploring current vascular assessment techniques Chance to input on our national vascular survey and ethics approved study. 17 September 2018
  • Statement on OSGO from the College of Podiatry We regret having to take the decision to not have OSGO as one of the exhibitors at this year's annual College of Podiatry Conference. We did not take this decision lightly. 04 September 2018
  • NHS Scotland Pay Ballot result The College of Podiatry today announced the result of its ballot of NHS members in Scotland on the three year pay offer recently made by the Scottish Government. 17 August 2018
  • New Podiatry Outreach Officer The College of Podiatry is delighted to welcome Rachel Middleton into the new role of part time Podiatry Outreach Officer which has been funded as part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) Programme by the Office for Students. The Podiatry Outreach Officer will join the SIHED team to design, develop and deliver a programme of outreach events and activities to inspire the next generation of podiatry students. 13 August 2018
  • NHS Wales pay ballot Due to circumstances beyond our control we have postponed the NHS Wales pay ballot to ensure that members in Wales have the full information available to them before they vote. 13 August 2018
  • The NHS staff council working in partnership Framework agreement on the proposed reform of Agenda for Change 21 March 2018 Revised for NHS Wales 2 July 2018 03 August 2018
  • Survey: How do podiatrists in the UK promote foot self-care and support positive behaviour change in patients with diabetes? This survey is being run by Chloe Egan, who is conducting this National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Masters in Clinical Research at Coventry University. 31 July 2018
  • Welsh Government makes 3 year offer to NHS members The COP welcomes the pay offer from the Welsh Government and we will consult with our members in Wales over this deal. The COP has been involved throughout these negotiations and we are pleased to see some progress. Our members in Wales have suffered from pay freezes and pay restraint over the last 8 years and this will be seen as a step in the right direction. 25 July 2018
  • The College of Podiatry one name, one organisation Following a decisive vote in favour at the AGM on 30th June 2018, the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists has now been renamed the College of Podiatry. More than 85% of those who voted at the AGM did so in support of the proposal that the organisation be renamed. 24 July 2018
  • IT change over at The College of Podiatry We are moving over a new IT supplier today (16th July 2018) and we may have a few teething problems with our phones, email and with accessing our files over the next few working days. Please bear with us! 16 July 2018
  • Can you help shape our campaign to recruit the next generation? Can you spare five minutes to answer a few simple questions? The College of Podiatry is developing an England-wide student recruitment and awareness campaign to raise the profile of career opportunities in podiatry. Please take the time to fill in the survey, and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Every response helps. 10 July 2018
  • Annabelle Ewing MSP supports Foot Health Month in Fife Local MSP, Annabelle Ewing showed her support for local hard working NHS podiatrists last week when she visited Dalgety Bay Medical Centre to attend an event hosted there as part of Foot Health Month 2018. 05 July 2018
  • More than 85% vote for change of name to College of Podiatry More than 85% of those voting members who voted at the AGM (either in person or by proxy), voted to support Council's proposal that the name of our organisation is changed to the College of Podiatry. 04 July 2018
  • Foot Health Month 2018 competition winners For Foot Health Month 2018 we ran a competition among our members to decorate their practice with Foot Health Month materials, balloons and bunting, and then take a photo and send it to us, or post it on Twitter using the hashtag #FootHealthMonth2018. 02 July 2018
  • Professor Anne-Maree Keenan awarded OBE Professor Anne-Maree Keenan has recently been awarded an OBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Honour List for her services to podiatry. Anne-Maree holds a Chair in Applied Health Research at the University of Leeds and is the Assistant Director of the Leeds Biomedical Research Centre. She said, 'I am honoured to be nominated for this award'. 28 June 2018
  • The College of Podiatry welcomes Office for Students support for higher education in podiatry Two projects, designed to improve recruitment and retention of students to podiatry courses are being warmly welcomed by the College of Podiatry. 26 June 2018
  • Scottish Government makes three year offer to NHS members The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) welcomes the pay offer from the Scottish Government and we will consult with our members in Scotland over this deal. The SCP has been involved throughout these negotiations and we are pleased to see some progress. Our members in Scotland have suffered from pay freezes and pay restraint over the last 8 years and this will be seen as a step in the right direction. 25 June 2018
  • NHS England members vote to accept three year pay offer Members working in the NHS in England have been balloted on a new three year pay deal and the result was overwhelmingly in favour. 21 June 2018
  • Urgo Foundation Award videos Two new films made by the College in association with Dr Martin Fox, Vascular Specialist Podiatrist for Manchester Leg Circulation Service, and funded through the Urgo Foundation diabetic foot ulcer award are now available to view on YouTube. The films show the role of podiatry in the care of patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). 21 June 2018
  • HEE launches clearing campaign to attract a new generation of podiatrists On 23rd May 2018 Health Education England (HEE) launches a new marketing campaign to encourage more young people to consider a career in the Allied Health Professions. The campaign will include targeted marketing activity to promote podiatry as a great career option. 21 June 2018
  • Response to Government's increase in NHS funding Responding to the Government's announcement of increased funding for the NHS, the College of Podiatry CEO Steve Jamieson said, 'We of course welcome any increase in funding for the NHS; however we are concerned that following 8 years of austerity which has affected the NHS workforce and staff morale, the proposed extra resources by 2023/24, may be insufficient to cope with the ever increasing numbers of patients with complications from long term conditions. 18 June 2018
  • Society statement on outcome of Pimlico Plumbing case Members may have seen press reports on the outcome of a legal case where the Supreme Court made a ruling on the status of a self-employed contractor. The Supreme Court made a ruling that, in fact, he was not a contractor but a worker. As a worker he was therefore entitled to holiday pay etc. but also his tax position would change from being self-employed. 14 June 2018
  • NHS in Scotland pay update The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) - the leading professional body for podiatrists - today welcomed the proposed improvements to NHS pay and conditions for NHS staff in Scotland covered by the Agenda for Change (AfC) Agreement. 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
  • NHS England pay update members have their say We are pleased to announce the results of our ballot, of members working for the NHS in England, on NHS pay. Of those voting 91% voted to accept the offer and 9% voted to reject. 08 June 2018
  • Vacancy with the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) BAPO are now recruiting for the role of Outreach Officer for Prosthetics and Orthotics as part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) programme which the College of Podiatry are leading on. Read more. 01 June 2018
  • Equality, diversity & Inclusion working group As an organisation we are committed to providing a community where all members are respected and valued. To help us with this we are looking for members who would be interested in volunteering to be part of a short life working group to develop the organisations Equality, diversity & Inclusion strategy. 22 May 2018
  • The College of Podiatry's recommendations to APPG on Diabetes Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Lawrence Ambrose, spoke to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Diabetes about the need for standardisation of diabetic foot. Read our recommendations. 18 May 2018
  • NHS Pay Update Voting is well under way in the ballot on NHS Pay in England for 2018. If you are eligible to vote you should have either received an email with voting instructions or a postal ballot. Find out more. 15 May 2018
  • College of Podiatry to leave the International Federation of Podiatrists College of Podiatry to leave the International Federation of Podiatrists. Council made the decision to leave International Federation of Podiatrists (FIP-IFP) as they felt our membership in general were not gaining any benefits from it. We will be looking at more ways to support our members more effectively, both nationally and internationally. 15 May 2018
  • The College of Podiatry joins leading health organisations in letter to Education Secretary The College of Podiatry was one of nine leading health membership organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives, who signed an open letter to Education Secretary Damian Hinds, urging him to intervene to ensure students at 20 universities affected by student loan overpayments would receive the loans they had budgeted for next term. 25 April 2018
  • NHS England Pay latest news At its most recent meeting your Council agreed to a ballot of members on the offer and also agreed to recommend that the offer be accepted. 19 April 2018
  • Are you passionate about leading change in musculoskeletal care? Arthritis Research UK are delighted to announce the launch of the MSK Champions programme; a prestigious leadership development opportunity. Together with Ashridge Executive Education, they have created a bespoke leadership initiative, which will support you through a unique development programme to become a Champion of musculoskeletal care. 12 April 2018
  • NHS Pay: What's happening next? Members will be aware that a pay offer has been made to NHS Staff in England and you may be wondering what the next steps are. 05 April 2018
  • NHS pay negotiations update An update on today's NHS pay agreement proposal 21 March 2018
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey This year's health and safety theme is 'Go Home Healthy'. Everyone should go home healthy from work but unfortunately each year twelve thousand workers die from lung disease, nine million working days are lost each year because of musculoskeletal disorders and over twelve million working days were lost last year because of stress. 20 March 2018
  • TUC Women's Conference 2018 TUC Women's conference started today, until 9 March, taking place at Congress House, London. The Society has two Union Reps, Leigh Holloway and Barbara Ledger, attending and putting forward our motion. 07 March 2018
  • CEO Steve Jamieson's update on NHS pay discussions In the November budget of 2017, the Chancellor reconfirmed his intention to bring an end to the 1% pay cap. Since then we have been working in partnership with other NHS unions in negotiating with the government to secure the best possible deal for all our public sector members. 07 March 2018
  • Fellowship of the College of Podiatry in Podiatric Medicine We welcome applications from members who have made a distinguished, significant and sustained contribution to the field of podiatric medicine, to apply to the College of Podiatry for Fellowship status (recognised by post nominal letters 'FCPM'). Find out how to apply. 20 February 2018
  • Diabetes UK is looking for podiatrists to become Clinical Champions Diabetes UK is looking for podiatrists to take part in its Clinical Champions programme and lead improvements in diabetes care. The initiative was launched to address the significant variation in patient care and treatment for people living with diabetes in the UK. 09 February 2018
  • Paul Chadwick appointed Visiting Professor at BCU College Clinical Director has been appointed Visiting Professor in Tissue Viability at Birmingham City University. 07 February 2018
  • Improving Patient Consent Records Stewart Duffy from legal firm Radcliffes LeBrasseur highlights the importance of appropriately recorded informed consent and to encourage members to review the new Standard on consent and their own practice in light of it. 05 February 2018
  • College of Podiatry to take key role in new HEFCE programme to promote small specialist allied health disciplines HEFCE has awarded The College of Podiatry a significant grant to develop, deliver and manage key workstreams of the new programme including the development and delivery of a national communications and marketing campaign and the coordination of an outreach network. 19 January 2018
  • Society publishes new guidelines on liquid nitrogen use This guidance is intended to provide information on the hazards and risks associated with the use of liquid nitrogen and the control measures which can be used. 15 January 2018
  • Society joins call for more funds for the NHS An open letter from a number of trade unions, including the Society, appeared in the Daily Mirror today, 15 January 2018, calling for help for the NHS to deal with the winter crisis. 15 January 2018
  • Podiatry: Driving Value, Improving Outcomes Report The vital role of podiatry in keeping our population active saving lives and saving limbs 14 December 2017
  • Updated Standards for Clinical Podiatric Practice The Professional and Private Practice Officers and the Professional Practice Committee have updated the Standards for Clinical Podiatric Practice. There are 14 Standards in total that have been revamped. 06 December 2017
  • Small Claims Guide Following member's requests the Society and their solicitors Thompsons, has produced a guidance document to assist those members who find it necessary to sue a client/patient or contractor for non-payment. The small claims procedure is designed to enable an individual to pursue a claim without the assistance (and costs) of a solicitor. 05 December 2017
  • New guidance to tackle maternity discrimination at work The conciliation service Acas said it received more than 14,000 calls last year on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and as a result has today issue new guidelines for employers 04 December 2017
  • Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with NHS Improvement and NHS England, have launched a new national framework that sets out a vision for the further development of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs). 23 November 2017
  • Urgent Drug Safety Update for all Members The Medicines and Medical Devices Committee would like to inform members of the following Urgent Drug Safety Updated regarding Solu-Medrone 31 October 2017
  • A personal message from our new CEO Steve Jamieson 'I started my new role as Chief Executive of The Society and The College at the end of September, and am very much looking forward to working with an organisation with a strong heritage and, I believe, a bright future.' 25 October 2017
  • Corticosteroids: Advice for healthcare professionals Corticosteroids: Advice for healthcare professionals 12 September 2017
  • NHS Highland podiatrist selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion Fiona Main, a Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist from Inverness has been chosen to help transform care for people living with diabetes in Scotland. Find out more. 12 September 2017
  • HCPC published revised guidance on returning to practice HCPC published revised guidance on returning to practice 29 June 2017
  • HCPC releases revised Standards of Education, Training and Guidance HCPC releases revised Standards of Education, Training and Guidance 29 June 2017
  • High heels in the workplace: government announces no legislation change High heels in the workplace: government announces no legislation change 04 May 2017
  • High heels and workplace dress codes Petitions and Women and Equalities Committees Report: High heels and workplace dress codes 24 January 2017
  • Podiatry-led PAD programme endorsed by NICE Podiatry-led PAD programme endorsed by NICE 18 October 2016
  • HRH The Duchess of Cornwall discovers the many facets of podiatry HRH The Duchess of Cornwall discovers the many facets of podiatry 09 September 2016
  • College of Podiatry The College of Podiatry exists to ensure the public has access to high quality foot care delivered by qualified and regulated professionals. 01 November 2013
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