IOCP News

Safer Sports Shoes for Mature Women

Researchers at the University of Exeter have worked alongside British shoemaker, Cosyfeet, to develop a unique range of sports shoes that meet the needs of the over 55s feet and body. Created for mature womenRead more

IOCP announce partnership with Melanoma UK

This month is Skin Cancer Awareness month and we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Melanoma UK. The intention of this partnership is to raise awareness of melanoma, not only this May butRead more

Introducing your new President and 2021 / 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