I qualified in 2016 as a Podiatrist. The degree course was a Bachelor of Science degree. So yes, I have letters after my name… BSc.
Why are you not called a Chiropodist people quite often ask?
Podiatrist is the new name for chiropodist which started being used way over 10 years ago. I often use chiropodist in some advertising as its more widely known.
How is a Podiatrist insured?
The Podiatrist is insured through either a professional body such as The College of Podiatry. This covers the podiatrist to work within their scope of practice. https://cop.org.uk/#
The Podiatrist has to remain registered with the HCPC (health care professionals council) like all Allied Health Professional. you can check if your practitioner is registered. https://www.hcpc-uk.org/