The principal aim of the Society is “looking after the interests of members, enabling them to practise more effectively”.
The Society often works in partnership with leaders in the foot health industry to promote the profession.
What do we want?
We want Podiatry will be recognised by the public, by fellow healthcare professionals, by policy-makers and commissioners of healthcare as being synonymous with foot health. We want to lead the development of an international model for podiatry practice.
We want to maintain the viability of the schools of podiatry, so that sufficient podiatrists are trained to meet the foot health needs of the population.
What do we do? We promote guidelines and standards of practice.
We ensure that they are evidence based, ensuring patient safety and clinical effectiveness with a focus on outcomes.
We campaign to raise awareness among general public and government that good foot health is an essential component to quality of life and podiatry is a key element of preventative medicine and against NHS down -gradings and job cuts, to ensure that essential services are not eroded further.
We influence the governments of the four UK countries, ensuring they understand that podiatry encompasses specialist care, surgery, general practice and public health and makes a vital contribution to the health of the population humanist perspective in public debate, drawing on contemporary humanist thought and the worldwide humanist tradition.
Our focus is on professional values, Practice & Standards.
We provide members with guidelines and standards relating to patient care, which they must adhere to, in order to comply with membership requirements.
Our policies are informed with the support of over x of the UK’s most prominent podiatrists, scientists, and researchers and we seek to develop enhanced relationships with suppliers of podiatry products.
This will be reflected in better communications and enhanced public awareness.