Shaping the future of podiatry

On behalf of our members, we lobby and campaign on issues affecting you and the profession. We ensure that our members' views are heard loud and clear by politicians, policymakers and the public.

Stepping forward together

We work with stakeholders in all four nations of the UK to improve podiatry services and patient care. We understand that health and policy are delivered differently in each nation, and we reflect this in our four-nation approach.
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Campaigning

We ensure that podiatry is high on the political agenda, through influencing Ministers, government arm's length bodies and policymakers. Raising the profile of podiatry is a priority for the College.

Learn more about our campaigning
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Consultations

We regularly consult with members about College policies. As an organisation, we feed into consultations in all four nations on clinical, regulatory and public policy matters that affect podiatry and lower limb health.

View our latest consultations


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Inspiring

We work to raise awareness and aspirations towards a career in podiatry. We can provide you with guidance and resources to help support you in your career. We inspire tomorrow's podiatrists and shape the future of the profession.

Careers in podiatry
Find out about mentoring

The Saks Report

In 2021, we published the Saks Report, a landmark report looking at the future of podiatry. It makes 28 recommendations on what the profession needs to do to develop, sustain itself and thrive in the future.

Participate in our community

We value the expertise and skills of our members and invite you to support our community. Our committees and groups represent a high standard of professional practice to ensure public confidence in the podiatry profession.
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Branches

Branches listen to and represent your interests within the College. With a great source of support and learning in your local area. A network to other members and a place where you can share ideas, support and encouragement.


Support your branch

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Council

The Council is our Board of Directors and our strategic body. Its members are elected by the Voting Members of the College. Council meets several times a year.




Learn more about Council

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Committees

We have four top-tier committees. They each oversee the organisation's work. These are the Membership Committee, the Finance Committee, the Employment Relations Committee and Clinical Senate. These committees meet several times each year. They feed directly into Council, the College's Board of Directors.

Learn more about our committees

Foot Health Week

Foot Health Week is our annual national foot health campaign. We use this time to promote the life and limb-saving abilities of podiatrists to the public, policymakers and the national media. Many of our members get involved each year, running their own events and promotion.

Forthcoming conferences and events

Find out about our forthcoming events here.
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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.

Download the Conference Programme

Download the Conference Handbook

Find out more here

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.

Find out more here

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For information:
Annual General Meetings Day 2024

29 June 2024
This year's Annual General Meetings Day will be on Saturday 29 June 2024 at 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB (Royal College of General Practitioners). Members will also be able to join online.

Notices and literature for AGM Day will be sent out 14 working days before the meeting date.

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Fireside chats: Lessons from private practice

September 2024, 7.30 - 8.30pm
Our 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 September session will be: Mental health and well-being

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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. Bookings are now open.

For more information, visit the conference page

View ticket prices here

Guidance for your future in podiatry

We regularly publish resources to support you at every stage of your professional journey and shape the future of podiatry, from public information leaflets to industry-leading professional standards. 
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Reports

Raising the profile of podiatry is a key priority for the College. We regularly produce reports to develop and promote the profession, including policy position statements, briefing papers and toolkits.


Browse our policy area

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Research and audit

Research improves patient care and outcomes. The main way we do this is through an audit system called PASCOM-10. You can use the system in your practice to capture patient data. It gives the College an overview of podiatric care on a national level.

Research and audit

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Leadership

We provide you with leadership development oppportunities through courses, events, conferences, CPD and e-learning. In the changing healthcare landscape, the role of the podiatrist as a leader is ever more important. 

Learn more about leadership

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Online document library

Search our public online document library with documents filtered by title, author, category and tags to assist you in finding resources quickly relating to a wide range of learning resources, updates and guidance. Login to access the member-only library.

Search our document library

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Resources

Download our careers resources which you can use at events such as talks in schools and career fairs, or for a display in your waiting room. With information for the public, covering common foot problems, podiatric career options and hints and tips.

Free resources

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CHoPM and podiatry archive

The Centre for the History of Podiatric Medicine (CHoPM) collects and preserves records documenting the history of chiropody and podiatry. For use by members, students, academic research community and the public.

Learn more about CHoPM

Learn with TALUS

As a member you can access the College's Teaching and Learning Update System (TALUS). This learning platform delivers tailored CPD and provides you with a dedicated space to learn.

Step towards a better future

From working to ensure that you are respected and valued as a member to the impact we have as an organisation and profession on the environment. Providing guidance on improving sustainability by informing our members and beyond for steps towards a better future.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

We are committed to to providing an environment free from discrimination, bullying, harassment or victimisation, where all members are respected and valued.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

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Sustainability

Our dedicated network for podiatrists interested in the practice and promotion of more environmentally sustainable healthcare. With regularly updated resources and discussions.

Learn more about Podiatry Susnet

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Trade Union

We have been a trade union for over 75 years. It was the beginning of our work to support our profession. We are a union that constantly fights for our members' rights at work and to improve their pay, terms and conditions.

Find out more

Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 outbreak we provided our members with guidance on a range of issues, from safe clinical practice to employment matters.

We remain committed to continuing that support as we learn to navigate the post-pandemic era.

Visit our COVID-19 section to find out more.
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