Membership benefits to help you stay secure

We are here when you need us most. Let us help support you through an insurance claim, complaint, workplace dispute or HCPC Fitness to Practice investigation. We hope you never need us in this way, but if you do our expert team is here to guide and support you through the process.  View all membership benefits here.


UK members of the Royal College of Podiatry are automatically covered by the College’s bespoke insurance policy that has been designed just for podiatrists. It ensures that you have the breadth and depth of cover you need.

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Personal injury 

If you or a family member are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury at work, our legal team is there to see if you have a claim*. You keep 100% of the money awarded. In 2020, we secured over £500k in compensation for members.

Learn more about personal injury 


Free legal advice

As a member, you can obtain up to 30 minutes free telephone advice on any non-work-related legal matter. Our solicitors* offer confidential advice on criminal law, consumer law, property and land law, wills and trusts and more.

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Resources and guidance

Protecting you to maintain the appropriate level of clinical practice to ensure patient safety. With detailed guidance and resources to ensure you are always up to date, reflecting any changes in legislation. Throughout the pandemic and beyond.

View COVID-19 resources


Wellbeing support services

Balancing everyday life, work and home can create pressures for all. Through Health Assured, all members can access a free confidential counselling helpline. Free access to Health e-Hub app and online portal.

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NHS support and pay

The Royal College of Podiatry stands #WithNHSStaff and especially all NHS podiatrists. The College will always be on your side and campaigning on your behalf for better pay, working conditions and support.

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HCPC and you

Our members are all HCPC registered, and we know you have obligations to the regulator. We know that sometimes, it isn’t easy to know what to do. That’s why we are set up to help support you through the HCPC audit. If you are ever called before HCPC to answer a case against you, our support and guidance helps you manage the process.

HCPC audit

Every two years, the HCPC audits 2.5% of registered podiatrists on their CPD. We provide dedicated support to our members who are called for audit with advice on understanding the standards and the audit requirements and provide support and reassurance through the process until final submission. The College will be with you every step of the way and support you.

HCPC fitness to practice cases

If you are ever called before the HCPC to answer a case against you, we are there to help our members in worrying times. As soon as you receive notice of a case against you, we can offer support and advice about how to manage the process. We will provide you with professional and legal guidance, prepare you for a hearing and ensure that you have legal support throughout.

Protecting you in practice

Our team of dedicated professional officers can assist you with any professional query you might have and guide you to the resources you need. As a trade union, we are passionate about helping members with any employment issue. We also know that many of you are employers yourselves. That’s why we ensure that you have access to the support you need.


Professional practice advice

We have staff dedicated to providing members with a range of guidance and support on all aspects of professional practice, including consent for treatment, data protection, clinical standards and HCPC issues.

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Employer advice and guidance

When running your own practice, we ensure that you have the support and assistance to comply with employment law. With advice and guidance on the different aspects of employment, recruitment, contracts and more.

Starting your own practice


Membership promotion

As a part of your membership you will receive a certificate and badge to represent your association to the College. The College also provides additional schemes such as accredited practice and professionally approved.

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