You do not need a degree for this, but you may have an advantage when seeking work if you have a Diploma in Foot Health Practice and also membership of the Voluntary Register of Foot Health Practitioners
(which is run by The Alliance of Private Sector Chiropody and Podiatry Practitioners).
"The idea behind the foot health practitioner
qualification is that we can see patients who don't necessarily require the skills of a chiropodist.
Crisis are seeking qualified podiatrists to treat their guests, and podiatry students or foot health practitioners
to help run the service by welcoming guests and preparing them for treatment.
Appropriate for podiatrists, physiotherapists, sports/massage therapists, sports medicine, doctors/consultants and foot health practitioners
I have heard it is a criminal offence for foot health practitioners
(FHP) to prescribe, fit and sell patients any prescription orthotics?
The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (IOCP) does have a reflection tool (form) that will help you, but these points may equally be useful to all IOCP members, including Foot Health Practitioners
Gallagher is available to all members who are Chiropodists, Podiatrists or Foot Health Practitioners
and provides Public & Products Liability and Medical Malpractice Liability with a [pounds sterling]5,000,000 limit of Indemnity.
Next year (2016) Essex Branch will undertake their First Aid at Work Certificate, which has to be renewed every three years to meet the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements and guidelines for health workers in practice, and also meets continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC) for Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Foot Health Practitioners
(FHP) in each of the regulatory organisations Standards of Proficiency for the benefit of public and patient safety.
On a lighter note our first cohort of Foot Health Practitioners
have undertaken their practical training in Southport.
Everyone's comments are valid, be they registered practitioners or foot health practitioners
. One can always learn from the experience of others.