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Important information re regulated health professionals - please read.

Hi all,

Please read this important info below 👍


We are advising that all members of the public check their health care providers are REGULATED.

Podiatry services are a medical appointment and therefore exempt from closure during lockdowns.

The new guidance permits some NON REGULATED health providers to work .


New National Restrictions from 5 November

Public Services

The majority of public services will continue and you will be able to leave home to visit them. These include:

* the NHS and medical services like GPs and dentists. We are supporting the NHS to safely carry out urgent and non-urgent services and it is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and seeks help.

Podiatrists / Chiropodists are REGULATED by

The Health Professions Council

Article 39(1) of the Health Professions Order 2001 makes it a criminal offence for a person, with intent to deceive (whether clearly or by implication) to:

* say that they are on the HCPC Register;

* use a designated title to which they are not entitled; or

* say falsely that they have qualifications in a profession we regulate.

The words “by implication” mean that an unregistered person may be committing an offence even if they do not use the designated title directly (for example, if they describe the service they provide as “chiropody” or “


Statutory Regulation

Statutory regulation refers to professions that must be registered with a professional regulatory body by law. Employers must check that healthcare professionals are registered with an appropriate regulated body by law and are fit and licensed to practise in their chosen profession before they start.

That’s where the Professional Standards Authority can help. We oversee the work of the regulators which register professionals regulated by law, such as chiropodists and podiatrists.

We also run a Government-backed programme called Accredited Register.

The most important thing to remember is to check that whoever is treating you is regulated or on an Accredited Register.

If anyone else offers you treatment, be aware that they may not be adequately trained.

I hope this information is helpful.

Any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch 😀

Thanks, Lynn x

P.s. please watch this little video if able :)


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