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Editorial Dear Readers

As you will have noticed from the front cover we are looking forward to welcoming you all to Southport for our annual conference on 30th and 31st May (please see page 21). For those still yet to book we have included a booking form at the back of the journal and all information including details of hotels and guest houses is on our website www.iocp.org.uk. We do hope that as many of you as possible will come and meet us (this includes non-members too). The trade show entry is free of charge and everybody is welcome to wander around and ask questions. The lectures are very reasonably priced at £15 each.

We are pleased to publish results from the onychomycosis cold laser study using Erchonia Lunula system by Robert Sullivan on page 7 and following. The

preliminary trial produced a lot of interest from various countries especially America and Spain, and requests for copies of the article and journal came flooding in. This is all good news for the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists as we were the first to conduct in-depth research into this product.

In addition we have a very interesting article by Anna Lacey explaining the ‘footprint scheme’ in Tanzania. With most mothers in affluent countries being giving the utmost care during pregnancy and childbirth, it is easy to overlook the fact that many thousands of woman in poorer countries will do so without any help and thus encounter many more problems including often being unaware of gestation or when they should be due to give birth. We thank the BBC for allowing us to reproduce this article.

In March, Head Office held an Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 QCF. This was hugely successful as you will see on page 25. Julie Aspinwall is hoping to arrange another one in the near future so if you are interested, give her a call.

Finally - HCPC renewals! The dreaded audits are upon us once again. I think by now most of you are aware of your responsibilities and requirements. We have set out on page 31 a reminder of the types of CPD activity that is acceptable, which is practically anything that enhances your practice and knowledge! Do remember that HCPC require you to demonstrate a mixture and how you and/or your patients have benefitted from undertaking that activity. If in doubt give the office a call.

Bernadette Hawthorn, Editor

A note from your President, Roger Henry FInstChP, DChM

As President of the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists I look forward to welcoming all chiropodists / podiatrists and foot care professionals to the annual general meeting, seminars and chiropodial trade show to be held in Southport, Merseyside on 30th and 31st May 2014 I have been going to these ‘dos’ since 1967 so I must think that they are worthwhile. If, for no other reason, you can get your continuous professional development requirements! You can network with other chiropodists/ podiatrists /foot health professionals and make

friends. You can also visit the trade show and pick up some bargains, see what’s new in equipment, have a hands-on experience with the chairs, trolleys and instruments and finally you can enjoy the dinner and let your hair down at the disco afterwards. To sum up you can charge your chiropodial battery for the year ahead and enjoy yourself! Do not miss this opportunity of relaxing and enjoying yourself and who knows? You might just learn something and increase your armoury of knowledge.

Raymond and Peggy Ward It is with great sadness that I report the passing of both Raymond and Peggy Ward within weeks of each other. I first met them in the late 1960’s. They were from Manchester and dedicated to the Institute. They were particular friends of Stanley Harrison, past President of the Institute and also Eileen Braithwaite, past Treasurer of the Institute. They were ‘all for’ education

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and very kindly they left a sum of money to the Institute.

The Executive have decided, quite rightly in my view, to commemorate their memory by naming the new education centre at head office ‘The Ward Centre for Chiropodial Excellence’. I know Raymond and Peggy would have been ‘tickled pink’ as the saying

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goes to be remembered in this way. They both were very kind to me and to many other chiropodists starting out on their career.

Rest in Peace Raymond and Peggy – you certainly made your mark in the world of chiropody and the Institute in particular.

Roger Henry, President

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Podiatry Review May/June 2014  

Volume 71 number 3 ISSN 1756-3291

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