Facilities

The Organisation has the following facilities available for its members as follows:

  1. Professional Indemnity Insurance to cover malpractice,which covers any one claim to a limit of €6,500,000 and is mandatory for each member.
  2. Also a special and public liability insurance is available, while a personal sickness benefit is also available if required.
  3. The Organisation produces its own professional journal.
  4. The Head Office operates on a full time basis and is manned by both the General and Administration Secretaries and is based at "Avondale House", The Square, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Phone number of the Head Office is 021 4874560.

While the Organisation and others have progressed to higher skills such as nail surgery and biomechanics, which are more appropriate to private practice, the National Executive are adamant that the Chiropody/Podiatry profession must regard the Public Health sector which includes the elderly as a priority treatment category of patients.

According to most recent figures obtained from the Central Statistics Office there are now 3,917,203 at the ages of 5 and over. The enderly population are the most vulnerable in our society, and thousands of people cannot deal with their own foot conditions such as nails etc. due to the ageing process, systemic conditions, failing sight, arthritis, diabetes, degeneration tissues and fat pads over the bones etc.

For this reason the Executive Committee of the Irish Chiropodists/ Podiatrists Organisation regard a comprehensive foot-care for the elderly as most essential.

History

The Irish Chiropodists/Podiatrists Organisation was founded at a meeting in Wynn's Hotel, Dublin in September 1972. Read More

Facilities

The Organisation has the following facilities available for its members as follows: Professional Indemnity... Read More

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Phone 021 4874560

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Recent Articles

The Foot in Diabetes is the latest article to be produced by the The Irish Chiropodists/ Podiatrists Organisation. The article was uploaded January 2012. Follow the link below to download the 199 page extensive The Foot in Diabetes pdf.
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