Always learning

Whether classroom-based, workshops, practical or online, our learning support offers different formats to meet your needs and develop your skills, with many free courses or discounts for members.

Forthcoming conferences and events

Find out about the Royal College of Podiatry's forthcoming events here.
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Faculty of Podiatric Surgery Conference 2022

16-18 March 2022

The 2022 Faculty of Podiatric Surgery Conference will be held in Daventry. The final programme for this conference has now been finalised. 

Register your attendance here

View the programme

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Royal College of Podiatry Awards 2022

Call for nominations
The Royal College of Podiatry has relaunched its awards programme for 2022.  

Visit the Awards page to find out more.

The nominations period closed on 4 October 2021.


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Annual Conference 2022

7-9 July 2022
Save the date! We will be returning to the ACC Liverpool for our 2022 Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you there.

Visit our Annual Conference 2022 page

The Podiatrist

Our bi-monthly magazine providing information on a wide range of articles on different aspects of podiatry to help keep you up-to-date and informed, detailing events and courses. It also includes focused CPD updates with reflective log and assessment.

Developing your skills

As a member, you can plot your way to advanced practice through the College’s Fellowship programmes. You can also apply for professional registration from the Science Council as a Chartered Scientist. And if you want to know more about podiatric surgery, our faculty can give you access to the early learning opportunities you require.

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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 in spring.

Learn more about the latest conference

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Fellowships

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).

Learn more about Fellowships

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Chartered Scientist

The Royal College of Podiatry (RCPod) has been awarded Licensed Body Status by the Science Council, therefore members of the Royal College of Podiatry can apply to become a Chartered Scientist.

Learn more about Chartered Scientist

Your ways to learn

From the Royal College of Podiatry’s CPD courses to the 19 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.

CPD online

Our range of online CPD courses includes dedicated individual modules and larger online conferences and events.

All members also have access to eIntegrity and can access allĀ 12 mandatory courses. These include infection control, safeguarding and conflict resolution.

TALUS online

Members of the College can access the College’s Learning Management System (TALUS) through the College website. This learning platform delivers tailored CPD and provides members with a dedicated space to learn and keep CPD records.

 

CPD courses

Our wide range of courses, conferences and events are available online and at venues across the UK.

Our in-person CPD modules include Foot in Diabetes, Vascular, Record Keeping, Low-Level Laser, Skin Surgery, The Basic Principles of Biomechanics and our Leadership Academy.

Webinars

These sessions cover a range of areas, including clinical, professional, and business management and happen throughout the year.

You can join these sessions from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

 

Accredited courses

As well as providing a wide range of CPD opportunities directly to members we also accredit external courses to check the content and learning outcomes.

This gives you the reassurance that these are high-quality courses.

Best practice documents

We regularly produce best practice documents to help members to keep up-to-date on a range of topics including data protection, medical consent and clinical standards.

Documents can be found on the Royal College of Podiatry website.

JFAR - Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Members benefit from free access to a 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.

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.

Join the Royal College of Podiatry

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Accredited practice

Practice Accreditation 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.

Apply to be an Accredited Practice

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Professionally approved

Collaborating with the Royal College of Podiatry to professionally approve your product or service makes you part of the leading membership organisation representing podiatrists in the UK and overseas.

Apply to be Professionally Approved

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.

Become a mentor

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 Officers are also on hand to offer advice and support.

Starting your own practice

Assistant practice

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

 

 

Return to practice

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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 updated 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 on these areas.

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