HL Deb 24 January 2002 vol 630 c220WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the minimum qualification required for:

  1. (a) state registered chiropodists; and
  2. (b) unregistered chiropodists. [HL2297]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

Currently, courses of study in chiropody (podiatry) offered in the United Kingdom that lead to eligibility for state registration include degree or honours degree level. The minimum qualification required for state registration is one approved by the chiropodists board of the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine as conferring sufficient knowledge and skill to practise the profession. There is no minimum requirement for other non-state registered practitioners.