How do I know if my podiatrist is qualified?

Podiatry and Chiropody are protected titles in law and only those who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are legally entitled to use them. This offers greater protection to the public with the assurance that practitioners have met the standards set by the HCPC, such as:

* assessing patients’ feet and explaining a diagnosis before the commencement of any treatment;

* maintaining their knowledge through Continual Professional Development thereby enabling them to practice lawfully, safely and effectively.

For further information: http://www.hcpc-uk.org/