Podiatry is that profession of health sciences concerned with the research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of deformities, pathologies and injuries of the foot and associated structures – in relation with the body as well as the manifestations of systemic diseases – by all appropriate systems and technologies using scientific and professional specialised knowledge.*
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which health and social care professionals maintain and improve their knowledge, skills and competence, and develop the professional qualities required throughout their professional life.
CPD is an on-going process that occurs when podiatrists undertake any activity relevant to their role that provides new insight and learning. CPD is an important component in the continued and improved provision of safe and effective podiatric care. It is a way for podiatrists to maintain, develop, and increase their skills and knowledge.
The FIP-IFP considers that all podiatrists should engage in CPD activities on a regular basis.**