Pharmacology Update for Podiatrists




  • To consider recent developments in access to Prescription only Medicine for Podiatrists
  • To reflect on the medico-legal implications of the Podiatrist as prescriber
  • To review the pharmacology of some of the drugs commonly encountered in podiatric    practice
  • To consider the aetiology of and the potential for adverse drug reactions

Learning Outcomes


  • Explain the current position of podiatrists with regard to POMs, including requirements for CPD
  • Justify drug history taking in podiatric practice
  • Analyse the role of podiatrist as drug prescriber and the medico-legal implications of such responsibility
  • Evaluate the pharmacology and use of local anaesthetic drugs, analgesics and non –steroidal anti inflammatory drugs(NSAIDs), in contemporary podiatric practice
  • Recognise the aetiology of and potential for adverse drug reactions and how these may present


  • Any HCPC registered podiatrist who wants to update/revise their Pharmacology knowledge


  • 2 days (Lectures and Group Work)

Places will not be allocated until after the closing date.  You will be informed of the outcome of your application via email.



Key Areas to be Covered

The key principles of safe and effective use of drugs, using examples commonly encountered in podiatric practice




Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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