What does HCPC registered actually mean?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Upon qualification as a podiatrist you are required by law to register with the HCPC ( Health and Care Professionals Council). My registration Is CH32605. If you cannot find reference to your foot clinician it is highly likely that they are not qualified in podiatry, but may have attended short courses in foot health maintenance.


Most professions are registered within a professional body. Podiatrists are professional practitioners of Podiatry. In a previous post I mentioned that for most of the 20th Century we were known as Chiropodists and the profession was known as Chiropody.