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Greece – Information

Hellenic Association of Podiatrists and Podologists

Contactinformation:

Address: 121 Ethnikis Antistaseas Str., Kaisariani PC 16122, Greece
Tel/Fax: (+30) 69 44 32 37 72
Email: greeksocietyofpodiatrist@gmail.com
Web: http://podiatrist-society.gr/

President: Manos Arvanitakis

History:

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Education

Education Process- As of October 2017 there is a private university Queen Margaret which students are able to study 4 yrs full-time graduating as podiatrists.
· All members have been trained in UK, Australian, Germany, Italy and other European countries
· Only educational program: Higher national diploma where students are qualified as foot assistants
Years/Hours:- 4 years
Degree:- BSc hons Podiatry from other countries
Continuous education mandatory:- Due to the association being fairly new there is no standard hours of CME as of yet.
Schools:Find a school: http://www.podiatrist-society.gr

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- October 2017: first podiatry program started at metropolitan college of Greece
- Organized and Supervized by the Queen Margaret University of Edinburgh
- Only recognized as nail technicians
Allowing foreign podiatrists- Yes if they meet the qualifications of EC standards
- Regulations are based on the 9251 EC directives
Applicable legislation- http://podiatrist-society.gr/

What you need to know about podiatry in Greece:

QuestionAnswer
Is there free access for patients?
- All patients
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
- due to lack of recognition and regulation in Greece you are yet able to practice this scope.
Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
- No
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
- Prescribes orthotics
- Manufactures orthotics
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
- No
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
- Not yet but hopefully very soon
How many podiatrists are active in Greece?
- There are approximately 17 podiatrists known. Numerous Podologists/Nail technicians.
- There is only 1 Podiatrist who has been recognised by the Health Ministry.
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
- Yes
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
- No