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Sveriges Fotterapeuter (SF)

Contactinformation:

Address: Bangardsgatan 13, 753 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel/Fax: (+46) 8 652 08 22 – (+46) 8 652 09 22
Email: fotforbundet@telia.com
Web: www.fotforbundet.com

SF President: …

History:

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Education

Education Process- 4 years
Years/Hours:- Two schools have regulated education, 60 weeks. The other educations in Sweden is private schools and just 22 weeks.
Degree:- Diplom
Continuous education mandatory:- No, not mandatory.
Schools:Find a school: http://fotforbundet.com/

Recognition

Governemental recognition:- Complete an approved degree programme
- Register with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Allowing foreign podiatrists- Other podiatrists from other countries work in Sweden
- Have a free work market with some restrictions
Applicable legislation- http://fotforbundet.com/

What you need to know about podiatry in Sweden:

QuestionAnswer
Is there free access for patients?
All patients
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
None
Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
No surgery
Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
No 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?
No
How many podiatrists are active in Sweden?
About 3000 "fotterapeuter"
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
Yes,
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
Yes, self-regulated within the association