Issue 29 – May 2022
Hello and welcome to our special edition newsletter. We have important information to share with you!
We are reviewing the Registration standard: Specialist registration and we’d like your feedback – see details of the consultation below.
There is also a revised Code of conduct for the profession, published in advance so you can see what’s changed.
And last but not least, we’ve published our new video on the professional capabilities for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons. This aims to help you understand and apply the capabilities in your practice. Read more below and watch the video.
Chair, Podiatry Board of Australia
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The Podiatry Board of Australia’s Registration standard: Specialist registration for the podiatry specialty of podiatric surgery sets out the requirements for specialist registration. The registration standard is due for review and the Board is inviting feedback on proposed changes to the standard.
We are not proposing any substantive changes to the current requirements for specialist registration, and we are not proposing any additional requirements. The proposed changes are:
Read more about these changes in the consultation paper on the Board’s website. The consultation is open until 15 July 2022.
The Podiatry Board of Australia is one of the 12 National Boards that have published an advance copy of the revised shared Code of conduct. It can be accessed on the Board’s website, along with other resources including FAQs.
We have also published a news item. It includes information about the review of the code, including the main changes.
The code has been published in advance to give practitioners and other stakeholders an opportunity to become familiar with the new information before it comes into effect on 29 June 2022.
The new professional capabilities for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons came into effect on 1 January 2022. The Board has published a video to promote and explain the professional capabilities. Read more in the news item on our website.
You can find the video and capabilities documents on the Podiatry professional capabilities page, and we have also published FAQs to support your understanding.
The Board’s quarterly registration data to 31 March 2022 is published on its website. Read the latest report on our Statistics page.