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Whether in-person, blended or online, our CPD offers different formats to meet your needs and develop your skills. Many courses are heavily discounted or free for members.

Forthcoming conferences and events

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Support worker accreditation webinar

Demystifying support worker accreditation webinar

12 and 13 March 2024: three time slots available
This webinar is for anyone interested in learning about how foot health support workers can get recognition and accreditation for their skills and abilities through the Royal College of Podiatry.

To book, select your preferred time:

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Fireside chats: Lessons from private practice

21 March 2024, 7.30 - 8.30pm
New for 2024, our series of online fireside chats are designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences, insights and information on different aspects of private practice. Each session will feature a panel of expert speakers, followed by questions and discussion.

The topic for the next session on 21 March will be: Success in private practice - I did it my way. Developing a USP

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All Ireland Conference 2024

19-20 April 2024
The All Ireland Conference will be held from 19-20 April 2024 at the Slieve Donnard Hotel in Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

This year's theme is Remapping the landscape of podiatry and will look at the rapidly changing clinical and business environments affecting the profession.

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Scottish one day conference

18 May 2024
The Scottish one day conference will be held on 18 May 2024 at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore.

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Podiatric Surgery 2024

13-14 June 2024

The Faculty of Podiatric Surgery conference 2024 will be held from 13-14 June at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Birmingham. There will be a day of workshops on 12 June before the conference opens.

Children's Podiatry SAG Annual Conference 2024

Children's Podiatry Specialist Advisory Group Annual Conference 2024

28 June 2024
The Children’s Podiatry Specialist Advisory Group will be holding its annual conference on Friday 28 June 2024 at the studio, Manchester

The theme for this year's conference is rheumatology. The event will include an ultrasound practical hands-on and theory session with multiple machines amd realtime scanning of the foot.

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Annual Conference and Exhibition 2024

28-30 November 2024
The Royal College of Podiatry's Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Harrogate from 28-30 November 2024.

The Podiatrist

Our award-winning magazine is published every two months. It provides a wide range of articles on different aspects of podiatry to help keep you up-to-date and informed.

Your ways to learn

From the Royal College of Podiatry’s CPD courses to the 24 CPD hours available by attending the Annual Conference. From member-only webinars to a dedicated Learning Management System and access to a CPD diary. There’s never been more ways to learn and develop your skills.

TALUS

The Teaching And Learning Update System (TALUS) is our online platform providing members with CPD anytime, anywhere. Find a range of free courses here or access your paid RCPod online learning content.

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Conferences and events

We have designed our conferences to ensure that they meet the professional development needs of every member, whether they work privately, in the NHS, in research and academia, or a combination.


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Paid courses offered by RCPod

Bringing together leaders in their fields, our courses offer face-to-face, blended and online options across a variety of topics as both short courses and extended scope options.

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RCPod approved courses

Find a course that has been granted Approved status by the Royal College of Podiatry.


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e-Learning for health

RCPod members can access the e-learning for health platform for free. Featuring a range of essential courses for healthcare workers.

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Branch events

Find out what’s happening in a branch near you with a range of branch meetings and courses happening across the UK and online.

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Post-graduate learning routes

Learning doesn’t need to stop at graduation. Find out more about the range of post-graduate qualifications available to continue your academic journey.

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JFAR - Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Members benefit from free access to high quality, high impact factor journal produced by the Royal College of Podiatry in partnership with the Australian Podiatry Association. It contains full research papers and summary collections of evidence.

Developing your skills

Podiatric surgery

Members can participate locally, visiting their podiatric surgery department and discuss complex cases with the consultant-led team. Each year there’s a national training day, plus a Faculty of Podiatric Surgery conference.

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Enhanced scope of practice

Members can enhance their scope of practice in areas such as ultrasound, acupuncture and injection therapy.



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Progressing your membership status

We want your patients to know the value of your membership of the Royal College of Podiatry and just what that means for the quality of their care.

Our range of schemes is designed to show that anything with the College's endorsement achieves the highest possible standards. From our registered member programme, to accrediting your practice. And it doesn't stop there, because the College professionally approves products and services too. For your peace of mind, and your patients' too.
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Registered member

Being a member of the Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod) links you with a long tradition of excellence, a drive for innovation and high professional standards. Resources are available for clinic signage and more.


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Fellowship

Members have access to our Fellowship programmes to advanced practice. Becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Podiatry in Podiatric Medicine (FCPodM) or a Fellow of the College of Podiatry in Podiatric Surgery (FCPodS).

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Accredited Practice Scheme

The Accredited Practice Scheme is to help ensure best practice, achieve a high standard of care to patients and to ensure the correct protocols and procedures are followed to practice safely and effectively within the profession.

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Future steps in your career

You might have just qualified or have been practising for 30 years. Whatever stage of your career you are at, we want you to go further and will support you all the way. The College offers you bespoke services to help your professional development, including mentoring, advice on returning to practice and an assistant practice programme.

Mentoring

Our online mentoring platform creates a space to share knowledge, skills, tools and guidance to support you, whether you want to be a mentor, a mentee, or both. Mentoring aims to help members with their professional development.

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Starting your own practice

Members thinking of starting their own practice have access to our private practice handbook. This provides information on the aspects you will need to do and have in place. Our Professional Support Officers are also on hand to offer advice and support.

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Assistant practice

We have developed a successful assistant practice programme which is run by the College and underpins the development of your support workforce.


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Return to practice

Whether you have chosen to take time out from your career to raise children, travel, study or care for relatives, you may now be deciding to return to practice. Please get in touch with the Royal College of Podiatry and we will advise on the process.

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Clinical standards

All registered podiatrists must maintain the appropriate level of clinical practice to ensure patient safety. We provide detailed guidance on all 14 standards, and these are reviewed regularly to ensure they are always up-to-date and reflect any change in legislation. The College also has Professional Support Officers on hand who can provide you with advice or assistance in these areas.

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