The status of podiatry in the United Kingdom

Philip Mandy

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This paper reviews the sources of professional status and analyses these in relation to the podiatry profession in the United Kingdom. It is argued that the nature and act of professional practice and the patient/professional relationship are of particular importance in defining the status of the profession. These effects are discussed in relation to podiatry and compared to a high status professional group, that of dentistry. Finally the effects of attempting to change professional status are discussed. Article Outline 1. The status of podiatry in the United Kingdom 2. Sources of professional status 3. The act of practice 4. Practitioner/patient relationships 5. Professional autonomy 6. Implications for the profession Conflict of interest References
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalThe Foot
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • Podiatry
  • Professional status
  • Dentistry


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