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  • 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
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