Health Professions Council

Heather is an HPC Registered Podiatrist. The Health Professions Council is the government body that regulates professions such as Podiatrists, Physiotherapists etc. Heather is qualified to use local anaesthetics in her treatments and can dispense some prescription only medicines to patients.

Formal Qualifications

Heather gained a BSc. in Podiatry from Salford University and subsequently a Post Graduate Diploma from Edinburgh and Brighton Universities. She has recieved additional training in specialist anaesthetic techniques including ankle blocks which numb the whole foot. She has also recieved training in prescribing Prescription Only Medicines. Both of these skills are recognised by the HPC. In addition she has specialised in children's feet becoming the lead specialist in Provide - the NHS primary care trust for Essex. She was the primary author of the guidelines for the treatment of children's feet which was adopted as a national standard. As well as her expertise in children she has taken an interest in adult conditions including biomechanics and therapies for active patients along with traditional treatment for other conditions.

The Practice

The Practice is a modern well-lit practice with toilet facilities and a separate waiting room. The practice is registered with the Accredited Practice scheme of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists which helps ensure that the clinical process and patient environment is functioning to the highest standards. Equipment includes treadmill facilities to aid gait analysis.

Professional Bodies

As well as her HPC registration Heather is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Among other benefits this provides full public liability, malpractice and public liability insurance. She is also a member of the College of Podiatry and a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.