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Our Vision

Our Vision

TEN YEAR VISION

Podiatry will be recognised by the public, by fellow healthcare professionals, by policy-makers and commissioners of healthcare as being synonymous with foot health. Podiatrists will be at the forefront of innovative practice and high quality, cost-effective care in the UK, meeting a clear and continuing need in the population.

The Society will:

  • be the pre-eminent membership organisation for podiatrists and regulated/supervised support workers in the four UK countries;

  • endeavour to ensure that podiatry in all its forms is recognised as a core component of national and local health planning and delivery;

  • represent and meet the needs of members in the four UK countries as a trade union and provider of benefits and services;

  • play a leading role in the international Federation, particularly in relation to European matters, and contribute to creating a strong and active global membership;

  • be on a firm and sustainable financial footing with a diversity of income streams;


  • benefit from a motivated and highly trained secretariat who will take responsibility to lead in their area of responsibility- engage with service users to ensure that policies being pursued by the Society are designed to meet their needs.


The College will:

  • be the leading advocate for the development of podiatry and foot health in the UK;


  • be on a firm and sustainable financial footing with a diversity of income streams;

  • be the viewed by the UK Health Departments, the medical profession and regulators as the pre-eminent education authority for podiatry and foot health in the four UK countries-  be the pre-eminent authority on the standards and practice of podiatry and foot health in the UK;

  • be considered as the scholarly body for all educational functions of podiatric practice and provide the vision for podiatric research;
 
  • commission appropriate research to support the advancement of the podiatric practice and improve outcomes for patients ;

  • play a leading role in the international academy of podiatric medical educators, and contribute to creating a strong and active global membership;


  • endeavour to ensure sufficient podiatrists are educated both academically and clinically to meet the podiatric needs of the population in all sectors of practice;

  • offer accessible advice on foot health for the general population, utilising all forms of media;

  • develop effective collaborative and partnership arrangements with other - professions, organisations and advocacy bodies;

  • benefit from a motivated and highly trained secretariat who will take responsibility to lead in their area of responsibility;

Through the activities of the Society and College, the following advances in podiatry will have been made:

  • medical practitioners and other health professionals will fully understand the role and scope of practise of podiatrists;

  • podiatrists will be able to prescribe independently all medicines relevant to their scope of practise to improve patient care;

  • robust systems will be in place to measure continuously and consistently the costs and outcomes of treatment, to demonstrate clinical and cost effectiveness;

  • the population in all four UK countries will be able to benefit from podiatric Surgery.