What we do

The Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod) endeavours to become the bridge connecting podiatrists, patients, and industry partners alike. Whether it’s through advertising, sponsorship, research collaboration, endorsement, or new product development, we offer a range of opportunities to match any budget and help you reach your corporate objectives.

Recognising that we can do more together than we can do alone, work with us to build a bright future for podiatric care.

Contact us

Email partnerships@rcpod.org.uk to start the conversation today.

Current partnership opportunities

Annual Conference and Exhibition

We hold an annual conference each year with over 2,000 podiatrists and exhibitors from all around the UK. Why not come along to help benefit your practice, business or partnership with the Royal College of Podiatry.

Our next conference will be held at the ACC Liverpool in autumn/winter 2023. Visit our conferences and events page.

Our partners

Some of the RCPod's commercial partners are shown below:
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Cliniko is practice management software for people who care. Trusted by tens of thousands of practitioners in the UK and across the world, are proud to be professionally approved by the Royal College of Podiatry.

Find out more at cliniko.com

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Thornton & Ross Pharmaceuticals

Flexitol provides a range of Urea-based creams offering both OTC and prescription products. It provides consumers and patients with an efficacious solution for dry skin on the feet and is suitable for diabetics. Flexitol is developed in the UK by Thornton & Ross Ltd, a leading dermatology manufacturer.

Find out more about Flexitol for healthcare professionals

Find out more about Flexitol for consumers



This endorsement is a huge milestone for SOCKSHOP and the IOMI Footnurse® range which endeavours to help manage symptoms of diabetes while raising awareness of the healthcare benefits of these specialised socks. Feel good from the feet up!

Find out more about the IOMI Footnurse® range here.


Melanoma and skin cancer early detection (MASCED)

We also work with charities to educate our members. The MASCED PRO on-line training programme has been developed by skin cancer charity, Skcin, to provide medical and healthcare practitioners with a tool to develop their knowledge of the early signs of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers.
Find out more about the MASCED PRO online training programme


ShoeFit provides footwear for healthier limbs, comfort, and style. It guides customers  towards choosing the appropriate footwear in the correct size, in styles that meet your needs. ShoeFit is working with the Royal College of Podiatry in order to connect patients with an accredited podiatrist, where necessary.

Find out more here

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Clarks has partnered with the Royal College of Podiatry to encourage new parents, embarking on their First Shoes experience, to seek the advice of a podiatrist if they are concerned about their child's mobility. Podiatrists can advise on a child's gait, walking pattern and physical development.

Find out more about on the Clark's website
and their Kids FAQs page

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Clover provides a card processing solution for all types of clinics. From static terminals to mobile solutions for domiciliary work, Clover's team of experts are on hand to advise you. 

Clover provides the latest payment technologies to RCPod members.

Find out more here

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TWD Accountants

TWD Accountants are the UK’s leading provider of fixed fee accountancy services.  Their services are easy to use and come with a free helpline to answer your  questions.

Find out more here

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Grahame Gardner

Grahame Gardner supplies uniforms to many different organisations and professions. Their garments are designed for comfort as well as being tailored to convey a professional image.

Find out more here

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Well Heeled

Well Heeled is a small, independent, specialist sock business with a professional background in health and social care. Developer and supplier of the ShapedUp® Diabetic and Comfort socks range, Well Heeled truly does care about individual health and well-being.

Find out more about the Well Heeled Diabetic sock range

Find out more

Contact partnerships@rcpod.org.uk for futher information about partnering with the Royal College of Podiatry.

Some ways we work with partners

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Product development and endorsement

The College is keenly aware of the wealth of podiatric expertise in our ranks. We want to work with you to improve patient outcomes.

We offer consultancy services at various stages of product and service development to help you make a product that is fit for purpose in the current care climate.

We also review applications from existing products and services seeking our grant of commercial endorsement.

Both result in the right to promote our involvement in your product marketing to varying degrees depending on the amount of our involvement.
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CPD events

Fund and collaborate on the development of a CPD event to build a better understanding of a the podiatric issue closest to your organisation and relevant to our members.

Content is dual-branded and we provide exposure through our digital platforms such as emails, our website, and our social media channels.

Opportunities include:

  • Webinars
  • eLearning modules
  • CPD Bites via Solus email
  • Face-to-face (as current social distancing policy permits)

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We offer a range of cost effective methods to reach our approximately 10,000 podiatric professionals with a comprehensive portfolio of advertising packages to suit all of your campaign requirements.

Opportunities include:

  • Print in member magazine
  • Digital on our main website
  • Ebulletin advertising
  • Recruitment advertising
  • Social media