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March, 02 2024 23:59:00

About the Podiatrists Registration Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, confirmed on 16 October 2018 the establishment of and appointment of members to the Podiatrists Registration Board, under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (amended), to regulate the profession of Podiatrists.

The register opened on 31 March 2021.

In 2022, the Department of Health informed the Board that ‘Chiropodists’ would become a protected title. The move to statutory registration for both Podiatrists and Chiropodists affords greater protection to the public by setting standards of conduct, ethics and performance, education training and competence for those granted registration.

The Podiatrists Registration Board at CORU has statutory responsibility for:

  • Establishing and maintaining a Register of members of the profession
  • Assessing, approving and monitoring training courses for the health and social care professions under the Act
  • Establishing the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics and standards of performance to which podiatrists and chiropodists must adhere.