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  • 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
  • Statement about the union's annual return Statement to members issued in connection with the union's annual return for period ended 31st December 2016 as required by section 32a of Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. 04 January 2018
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