IOCP News

Introducing your new President and 2022 award winners

  The results of election for President have been counted and verified. We are delighted to announce Caroline McCartney as the new IoCP President for the term 2022 – 2024. Our thanks to all membersRead more

BMJ – Tourniquet Tourniquet Safety Alert

We’d like to remind fellow members and colleagues about the patient safety alert (Published 2010) regarding the use of digital tourniquets. Various YouTube videos show the use of the wrong type of tourniquet. These videosRead more

Nominations for the post of President 2022-2024

Bill Liggins, Trained at the Birmingham School of Chiropody, Bill is a retired Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, who worked in both private practice and the NHS. A qualified teacher and lecturer, nationally and internationally, to InstituteRead more

Canonbury Healthcare launch SafeTPen™

  Over the past few years we have seen rising costs in bottled Phenol and associated Phenol products. As a result of many discussions with colleagues including that of the EC board at the IOCP,Read more

Patient Safety Alert – Ultrasound Gel

A reminder that actions for the national Patient Safety Alert regarding the use of ultrasound gel must now be complete. The alert was raised when the UKHSA identified long-standing outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia linked toRead more

COVID-19 updated guidance for healthcare settings

The last remaining COVID restrictions in England have ended (24th Feb), in the Republic of Ireland the mandatory requirement to wear a mask was removed (28th Feb) and Scotland’s restrictions are due to end onRead more

Updated NICE Guidelines – Suspected cancer: recognition and referral

This guideline covers identifying children, young people and adults with symptoms that could be caused by cancer. It outlines appropriate investigations in primary care, and selection of people to refer for a specialist opinion. ItRead more

Basham Literary Prize 2021

Philip Basham, BA, FInstCh and Jean Basham (nee Truscott), BA, FInstCh, were 2 notable figures for The Institute and what was then the British College of Podiatry, back in the 1970’s. After several years of surgicalRead more

IOCP welcome Chief Executive Officer

Martin Harvey FPodM IP PGC BSc, Chair Board of Directors IOCP: “I am delighted to welcome Anthony Hubbard to the Institute’s Senior Management Team from 1st January 2022 in a brand new and most excitingRead more

Standards for the Foot Health Workforce

Health Education England is launching the standards for the foot health support workforce. The Foot Health Standards are part of work which aims to increase the supply of podiatrists in the NHS, while expanding the roleRead more