The Dean and faculty of the College of Podiatric Surgeons offer a warm welcome to these pages. We are a defined professional faculty within the Institute, whose role is to provide mutual professional peer support and guidance and lead on issues such as regulation and ethical matters affecting the area of surgical procedures beyond the initial skills taught at undergraduate level in podiatry. An important role of the College of Podiatric Surgeons is to facilitate appropriate skills development in areas related to podiatric surgery, such as our industry-leading minor surgery course for senior podiatrists and to provide recognition and insurance for approved advanced techniques.
W J Liggins FCPS, MA, BSc(hons)
Consultant Podiatric Surgeon
Dean of Podiatric Surgery
Certificate in Skin & Soft Tissue Surgery Course
Practical dates available for cohort two
Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th May 2020
Medicine/Injection, two days at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Tamworth.
Tutors: Martin Harvey/Somuz Miah/ Dr Elizabeth Todd
Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th May 2020
Labs skills, two days at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool.
Tutors: Andrew Williams/Bill Liggins/Lewis Stuttard
Maximum of 14 delegates, apply now!!
The IOCP educational faculty has developed a training programme in surgery to enhance suitably qualified Podiatrists develop their post-graduate skills. It is designed to reinforce and build upon the knowledge gained at both undergraduate and post graduate level and allow successful candidates to perform a range of minor surgical procedures in an appropriate surgical setting.
The programme will be developed and delivered appropriately by qualified Consultant Podiatrists and partner institutions.
For entry to the programme, learners will be required to have a degree in Podiatry with POM-A and either POM-S, IP or SP annotations, and at least three years post-graduate experience.
The programme will include distance learning elements, practical training and lectures. An interview may be applied to applications by the Faculty Board.
Legal and ethical basis of surgery
Scope and limitation of surgery
Advantages and disadvantages
Patient assessment and pre-operative evaluation
Minor Surgical principles and anatomical consideration
Infection control and sterile practice
Tissue handling, dissection and haemostasis
Minor surgical procedures
Competencies are assessed and recorded in the clinical portfolio log book combined with structured OSCE’s.
Candidates will identify or be nominated a mentor and successful completion of procedures to the approval of the tutor.
For further information or to register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org