Julie is fully qualified in chiropody and podiatry. As a health care professional, she is a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This ensures that she must observe the strictly regulated standards of training, patient care and good practice. As health care regulators, it is the job of the HCPC to protect the public. If registrants do not fulfil the high expectations set by the HCPC they run the risk of being forced to stop practicing. It is a criminal offence to falsely claim to be a member of the HCPC.
Julie is also a member of the Surgical School of Chiropody (MSSCh) and is a respected member of the British Chiropody and Podiatry Association; the leading body of independent chiropodists and podiatrists in the UK.
The professional organisation represents those within the field and works together with its members to maintain high standards of patient care across their industry. They also regulate training, new techniques and levels of service.
As a member of these prestigious body of professionals, Julie is obliged to comply with the standards and regulations set by them. As a result, she frequently seeks out training to maintain her skills and services. She thinks that it is crucial to continue to learn new techniques to aid her professional progression and ensure client satisfaction.