Courses & Events

Botox of the Feet Course

  • Date:
    Saturday, 31st August 2019
  • Time:
    9am - 5pm
  • Location:
    The Wiggin training centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG.
  • Tutor:
    Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS, CFPodM

    Somuz Miah, CFPodM, BSc (PodM), Cert HTox, Dip Sp.I, PGC IP, MFPM RCPS (Glasg)

  • Cost:
    Members £375
    Non-members £390

    Lunch £6 extra

This course will inform the delegates on the background and developmental history of BTX-A, its method of action, pharmaceutical presentation and legal availability, preparation protocols, safety procedures and contra-indications, conditions which it may treat and methods and techniques of administration.

The injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type-A (BTX-A), is marketed and supplied under a variety of trade names such as Botox®, Bocouture® and Azzalure®. It is nowadays a popular cosmetic treatment for temporarily relaxing lines and wrinkles on the face and other visible parts of the anatomy.

However, before gaining popularity as a cosmetic agent it was initially developed as a medical treatment agent, and can be particularly effective when used by appropriately trained and qualified podiatrists in the treatment of various pathologies of the foot and associated structures, such as severe hyperhidrosis – and other conditions.

Delegates are encouraged to arrange for one of their clients with problems such as hyperhidrosis to come along and be treated, under tutor direction and supervision, by the delegate, FREE of charge.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE PRIOR TO BOOKING YOUR PLACE

Medical Botulinum Toxin type A (BTX-A) Training For Podiatrists

Delegate Podiatrists are advised that Botulinum Toxin for injection is a prescription only medicine and must be prescribed by an Independent Prescriber, ie. Doctor, Nurse Independent Prescriber or Podiatrist Independent Prescriber. It is not directly available to HCPC registered Podiatrists under the Medicines Act exemptions that permit supply and administration of a range of anaesthetics, adrenaline, certain antibiotics and certain painkillers for those with annotations POM-A  and POM-S listed against their names on the register.

HCPC registered Podiatrists who attend the training should ideally be independent prescribers with POM-A listing, at a minimum all delegates MUST have at least POM-A listing (see previous paragraph concerning availability of BTX-A to non-prescribers).

The Institutes course is delivered by Institute trainers who are registered Podiatrist Independent Prescribers and if any delegates on the course who are not Independent Prescribers are permitted to administer BTX-A, it will be under the clinical direction and supervision of the trainers by way of a Patient Specific Direction.

Delegates should be aware that whilst this course covers safe use and techniques of BTX-A it does NOT give them the right to prescribe it unless they are already independent prescribers. They can choose, if they wish, to seek to enter into a prescribing partnership with a suitable local prescriber who will take clinical responsibility for face-to-face prescribing to patients and the issuing of Patient Specific Directions to a practitioner if they feel it appropriate.

Please note, the Institute, as a responsible professional body, does not in any way support the practice of ‘remote’ non-face-to-face prescribing in anything other than a genuine clinical emergency situation, and in such case the prescriber must bear full clinical accountability for their actions and the actions of any person they delegate administration to.

Tutors

Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

Lead tutor Martin is a podiatrist independent prescriber who qualified some ten years ago in the use of BTX-A for aesthetic purposes, and who went on to extend its use into applications in his podiatry clinics.

His current professional roles include consultant privileges at two major midland hospitals, a primary care practice, a member of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency register of external experts, membership of Department of Health committees on subjects that include controlled drugs, and Chair of the National Executive Council of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists..

 

 

Somuz Miah, CFPodM, BSc (PodM), Cert HTox, Dip Sp.I, PGC IP, MFPM RCPS (Glasg)

 

Somuz is an OFQUAL and SQA qualified trainer in safeguarding children and adults, first aid, anaphylaxis, oxygen and defibrillation. Somuz has more than 12 years’ experience in teaching/training with qualifications `Certificate Teaching Skill Evidence Based Medicine’, & ‘Level 3 Award in Education & Training’ Certification as well as IOCP`s award for `Outstanding Contribution Towards Education` (2015)

He has been practising podiatry for over 20 years. Somuz is a Consultant Podiatrist Prescriber & Member of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow.

 

 

 

Venue

This course is held at The Wiggin training centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG.

photo courtesy of Martin Harvey

There is on-site parking available (car park charges apply) and the Hospital is very conveniently located some 3 minutes journey from Junction 10 of the M42 motorway via the A5 bypass, making it an easily accessible location from the M6, M5, A5 as well as Tamworth mainline railway station and Birmingham international airport.

Packed lunches can be pre-arranged at extra charge onsite (vegetarian options if required).

The procedure is covered by the Institutes band 4 insurance for appropriately trained members and fellows with LA certification.

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

 

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How to Book

The procedure is covered by the Institutes band 4 insurance for appropriately trained members and fellows with LA certification.

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists