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 but throughout the course of the year and your careers, for podiatrists and foot health practitioners to identify lesions of concern, and to give guidance through information and services available to both healthcare professionals and their patients.

Melanoma UK is the leading melanoma patient support organisation in the UK who are active in their participation in health technology appraisal meetings (NICE and SMC), presenting clinically validated information on their website, authoring publications from their Melanoma UK digital registry and who have developed and regularly engage with their very own panel of medical experts.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and is the 5th most common cancer in the UK. By 2025 it is projected that 19,513 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma and according to the World Health Organisation approximately 3,119 of these people are expected to die from melanoma that year.

As podiatrists and foot health professionals we see a 3rd of a person’s body each and every working day. It is important that we have an understanding of troublesome lesions and that we can identify those which could prove lethal to our patients. This partnership is the beginning of a journey to educate our profession, offer greater care to our patients, and an opportunity to work together to help reduce these daunting figures.

What better way to introduce you to melanoma than this highly-informative webinar on acral and subungual melanoma with Professor Christian Aldridge (Melanoma UK Medical Advisor) and Ms Kei Hutchinson (Associate lecturer In podiatry at Cardiff Uni) on Acral and Subungual Melanoma. https://www.melanomauk.org.uk/acral-and-subungual-melanoma

Together with Melanoma UK we aim to bring you further information, news and education around skin cancers and melanoma throughout the course of the year.

For more information on melanoma and the great work and resources available from Melanoma UK visit Melanoma UK

 

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 members who voted and to nominees Bill Liggins and Linda Pearson.

Caroline: Hello to all Members & Colleagues, Firstly I would like to thank the Leeds Branch members for their nomination and to all members for their confidence in supporting myself. I am looking forward to working closely alongside our CEO, our board members and all the staff at Head Office and of course with you, our members… As we, all together, can grow an even better future for the IoCP & College of Foot Health.

Many thanks also to Bill and Linda for their kind words of support.

Our sincere thanks to Linda Pearson, who served as President from 2014 – 2022. Read Linda’s full AGM address here

 

The results of the IoCP 2022 Awards are as follows:

Student of the Year 2021 

Awarded to Sian Parker-Perry 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Endeavour Award 2021 

Awarded to Patricia Radford 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Basham Literary Prize 2021 

Awarded to both Afni Shah-Hamilton & Andrew Horwood 

 Academic Fellowship 

Awarded to Afni Shah-Hamilton 

 Consultant Fellowship 

Awarded to Afni Shah-Hamilton 

 

 

 

 

Consultant Fellowship 

Awarded to Abid Hussain 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorary Consultant Fellowship 

Awarded to Lewis Stuttard 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch Endeavour Award 2021 / 2022

 

Ireland

Presidents Award 2021 / 2022

Janette Pegley-Reed