Public Consultation Notice: Draft Podiatrists Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

This consultation is now closed.

The Podiatrists Registration Board has opened a public consultation on a draft Podiatrists Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.


By way of background, the Framework Code underwent a complete review in 2017 and in January 2018, the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (Council) approved the Framework Code for adoption by the Registration Boards in CORU. The Council Framework Code represents a clear, straightforward code incorporating common principles across each of the professional groups to be regulated. The philosophy around adopting a common code includes recognition that many of the requirements for the professions are similar and it captures most of the key requirements, even if they are not directly relevant to a profession. 

Furthermore, the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics is the document against which a Fitness to Practise complaint will be measured. It is therefore essential to ensure that there is consistency in what is expected of Registrants and what is to be considered in any Fitness to Practise proceedings. The Code will be a binding document, as a breach of the Code is defined as professional misconduct (Section 50 the Act), which could lead to a disciplinary hearing. 

Whilst it is important that any unique requirements for the regulated profession are included, the body of the Framework Code, (save for profession specific matters should they arise and which can be inserted in further sections at the end of the Framework Code) should not be amended. 

Accordingly, we invite you to comment on the draft Podiatrists Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics approved for public consultation by the Podiatrists Registration Board, bearing in mind that any proposed amendments/additions should be made, having regard to your specific profession.

To read the draft Podiatrists Registration Board Code of Conduct and Ethics, please click on the link below:

Podiatrists Registration Board Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

How to submit your views
Closing Date

The consultation process will close at 5pm on Friday 23 October 2020. Submissions received after this time will not be considered.

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