The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is an independent trade union listed with the Government’s Certification Officer and subject to all aspects of industrial relations legislation.
We also enjoy the broad legal protection afforded to trades unions under law and, together with around a dozen other unions we are listed on a special register, which enables our organisation to enjoy additional special privileges in respect of election of officials. This is simply in recognition of our dual status as a professional organisation and a trade union.
Society Equality and Diversity Statement
It is the aim of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists to recognise and encourage the valuable and enriching contribution that people from all backgrounds and experiences bring to the Society. We believe all individuals should be treated on the basis of merit and without prejudice. The Society therefore, aims to provide a service to members that actively promotes equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination on grounds of age, cultural background, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation, gender reassignment,part-time or shift worker, language, union activity, and an individual’s health status. We will strive vigorously to remove conditions which place members at a disadvantage and will actively challenge bigotry and discrimination.
ER Department Presentation PP Employment Relations Department [ppt / 724KB]
The Society believes in fairness, equity and above all values diversity in all its dealings, both as professional body, a trade union and an employer.
The Society aims to embed its equality and diversity values into every day practice, policies and procedures so that equality and diversity becomes the norm for all. The Society is made up of people who represent the diversity in our community.
We recognise, respect and value that diversity and will strive in all we do to serve the interests of our membership. We will also strive to become an organisation that reflects more fully the diversity of the membership in the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Together we form an energetic and dynamic team that together meets the challenges of representing and supporting SCP at work across the United Kingdom.
In the NHS We have an extensive network of locally elected Union Representatives (Union Reps), who play an invaluable role in the Employment Relations process. More >
Union Learning Funds
The Society has successfully secured funding for a further two years for the Union Learning Fund Project to promote training throughout the membership.
Read more on What we do and Union Learning Fund Project
Not just for NHS
The work we do is vital and affects the lives of members both at and away from the workplace.
However, its not just members in the NHS that we support it is all our members. Whether you are a podiatrist working in private practice, retail, industry, teaching, the military, prisons, are a manager, a surgeon, an assistant/technician, or an employer our job is to support you.