Three Podiatry Couches for sale – Wolverhampton

Looking for affordable podiatry couches?

We’ve got you covered! Our selection includes three dated but functional couches, perfect for any clinic in need of an upgrade. While they require reupholstering, they offer great value for money. Plus, we have one couch with intermittent electricals – ideal for those who need a fixer-upper project. Don’t miss out on these deals – contact us today! 👣 £99 each 

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List of POMs that can be supplied to a podiatrist and then sold directly to a patient with the appropriate annotation

(Prescription Only – sale/supply)

  • Amorolfine hydrochloride cream where the maximum strength of the Amorolfine in the cream does not exceed 0.25 per cent by weight in weight
  • Amorolfine hydrochloride lacquer where the maximum strength of Amorolfine in lacquer does not exceed 5 per cent by weight in volume,
  • Amoxicillin,
  • Co-Codamol,
  • Co-dydramol 10/500 tablets,
  • Codeine Phosphate,
  • Erythromycin,
    • Flucloxacillin,
    • Silver Sulfadiazine,
    • Tioconazole 28%,
    • Topical hydrocortisone where the maximum strength of hydrocortisone in the medicinal product does not exceed 1 per cent by weight in weight.

    All registered podiatrists can sell, supply any GSL medicine. External GSL medicines can only be supplied during the course of a podiatrist’s professional practice.

    There are:

    • Potassium permanganate crystals or solution;
    • ointment of heparinoid and hyaluronidase; and
    • products containing, as their only active ingredients, any of the following substances, at a strength, in the case of each substance, not exceeding that specified in relation to that substance
    • 9.0 per cent Borotannic complex
    • 10.0 per cent Buclosamide
    • 3.0 per cent Chlorquinaldol
    • 1.0 per cent Clotrimazole
    • 10.0 per cent Crotamiton
    • 5.0 per cent Diamthazole hydrochloride
    • 1.0 per cent Econazole nitrate
    • 1.0 per cent Fenticlor
    • 10.0 per cent Glutaraldehyde
    • 1.0 per cent Griseofulvin
    • 0.4 per cent Hydrargaphen
    • 2.0 per cent Mepyramine maleate
    • 2.0 per cent Miconazole nitrate
    • 2.0 per cent Phenoxypropan-2-ol
    • 20.0 per cent Podophyllum resin
    • 10.0 per cent Polynoxylin
    • 70.0 per cent Pyrogallol
    • 70.0 per cent Salicylic acid
    • 1.0 per cent Terbinafine
    • 0.1 per cent Thiomersal

    List of medicines that registered podiatrists can administer with the appropriate annotation

    (Prescription Only Medicine – administration):

    •  Adrenaline, 

    • Bupivacaine hydrochloride, 

    • Bupivacaine hydrochloride with adrenaline where the maximum strength of adrenaline does not exceed 1 mg in 200 ml of bupivacaine hydrochloride, 

    • Levobupivacaine hydrochloride, 

    • Lidocaine hydrochloride, 

    • Lidocaine hydrochloride with adrenaline where the maximum strength of adrenaline does not exceed 1 mg in 200 ml of lignocaine hydrochloride, 

    • Mepivacaine hydrochloride, 

    • Methylprednisolone, 

    • Prilocaine hydrochloride, 

    • Ropivacaine hydrochloride

    It includes the Dewar unit, pumps, gloves, googles, instructions, manual and everything for it to be used to do Cryotherapy.  It has not been used since before the pandemic.

    The measuring stick is not shown in the picture attached. 

    The cost is £650 and collection only, because of delicate, sensitive pumps, etc. 

    Contact Bev on 07947 435114 or email



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    BNF Publications will now host the Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE). The hosting on is an interim measure, whilst a long-term solution for the governance and hosting is established.

    The Summary is a rapid reference containing recommendations around antimicrobial prescribing from NICE and PHE. The Summary will be updated at least quarterly and is available here.

    The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists would like to congratulate one of our members, Helen Beaumont-Waters on her new position. On 27th October, Helen, a Podiatrist, Advanced Clinical Practitioner in General Practice and paramedic has been appointed the new Head of Clinical Development for Primary and Urgent Care at the College of Paramedics.

    Helen was a paramedic with Yorkshire Ambulance Service for 26 years and trained as an Emergency Care Practitioner, otherwise known as a Specialist Paramedic in Primary and Urgent Care. She qualified as a podiatrist in 2017 and is an Independent and Supplementary Prescriber and has been working with Health Education England on national workforce transformation projects in podiatry.

    Helen said: “I am thrilled to be appointed as the College’s Head of Clinical Development in Primary and Urgent Care, and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead to unlock the potential, and evolve the superpowers, of paramedics working in these areas. 

    “This is an exciting time for the profession, and I believe that together we can drive forward progression for personal and professional development, provide even more opportunities for our members and strengthen our clinical skills to ultimately improve care for all our patients.  I look forward to working with everyone at the College to build on the fabulous work they have already done to promote and advance paramedics in primary care.”

    Tracy Nicholls, CEO of the College of Paramedics said: “We are delighted to welcome Helen to this new role.  We recognise that our members who work in primary and urgent care can feel their views are not always represented but I am sure Helen will enable consultation and representation at a national level through the College with input from members.  I have no doubt that she will quickly make an impact and we are particularly pleased with Helen’s additional skills and capabilities which I am sure will provide a very different approach to our future work.”


    We are proud to have Helen as a very active member of the IOCP and wish her all the best in her new role.


    Dear colleague,


    As you may be aware the Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation concerning proposed amendments to the Human Medicine Regulations. The purpose of these amendments is to support the deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, once available, as well as support the expansion of the seasonal influenza vaccination programme. The consultation is currently available on the Government website via the link below.

    Distributing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 and flu

    These proposals, particularly section three, could impact on the medical entitlements of some of our professions and therefore we would encourage you to respond where possible to represent your profession’s views.


    The deadlines is 18th September, however given that the consultation will be short Government will remain open to the possibility of making further changes even after the consultation is finalised and amendments have been made. If you have any questions, you can contact


    The HCPC are currently preparing a response and plan to submit this by the deadline. In the meantime, we are interested to hear from you if your organisation plans to respond to the consultation. We would like to ensure our response aligns and reflects the views of our professions and so would invite you to share your views and key points with us. Please get in touch via email at

    Kind regards,

    Olivia Bird

    Policy Manager


    Friday, August 21, 2020


    Invitation to join the English Diabetes Footcare Network


    Diabetes foot health professionals working in England have been invited to join a new network.

    The English Diabetes Footcare Network (EDFN) is an online community dedicated to the improvement of diabetes footcare in England, supported by the College of Podiatry.

    Benefits of joining include the dissemination of best practice, a professional forum, education, webinars and podcasts. The network will also share the latest news, publish monthly newsletters and stage an annual conference with awards.

    It was formed by a group of interested diabetes foot champions, including Dr Paul Chadwick, Professor Mike Edmonds, Alistair McInnes, Richard Leigh and Christian Pankhurst, who developed a steering group to establish a network across England.

    Chair Richard Leigh, who is a Consultant Podiatrist from Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, said: “If you are involved in diabetes footcare, join our network and become part of a new community dedicated to improving care and reducing amputations.

    “We are passionate about raising the standards of diabetes footcare and believe this network will provide a much-needed platform to share the best ways of working across the country, pick up examples of best practice and provide a single voice for our community.”

    In England, the development of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and the bids for NHS England Diabetes Fund for multidisciplinary diabetes footcare team (MDFT) transformation, with its focus on foot disease, has led to development of innovations in practice and new ways of working.

    However, there was no robust mechanism for sharing these new ways of working across England and the wider UK, with developments and duplication of work occurring at regional levels among the 12 NHS England clinical networks, without their benefit being felt more widely.

    In response, a scoping exercise was carried out by The College of Podiatry and Diabetes UK and the need for a national network was identified.

    The first meeting of the English Diabetes Footcare Network was held in London at the College of Podiatry in March 2019.

    The network is now launching an ambitious national improvement programme to drive up standards of diabetes footcare in England.

    To register for the network, visit



    NHS bursary and funding if you study in England

    For UK-resident students studying at English universities, NHS funding support is provided by the Learning Support Fund. In February 2020, the government confirmed extra financial support for nursing and midwifery students and many allied health profession students. Students from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland taking an eligible pre-registration healthcare course may qualify for extra grants, including a new £5,000 annual training grant. The new funding will be available from September 2020.

    The funding applies to current students as well as new students (whether undergraduate or graduate) and includes chiropody and podiatry.

    Undergraduate students who study part-time can get the support pro-rata.

    Grants offered by the Learning Support Fund

    The Learning Support Fund gives extra financial support under the categories below. You won’t have to repay this money unless your circumstances change and you’re overpaid. Contact the NHS Business Services Authority within one month to let them know of any changes.

    Training grant

    £5,000 each year for all new and continuing students. You’ll need to apply for this each year.

    Specialist subject payment

    £1,000 per year awarded automatically to new students studying a ‘shortage specialism’ once you’ve applied for the training grant. The shortage specialisms include podiatry.

    Regional incentive

    £1,000 awarded automatically to new students once you’ve applied for the training grant. Eligible regions are still to be confirmed.

    Parental support

    £2,000 annual grant for students who are parents responsible for a child. The grant is pro-rata for part-time students and doesn’t affect your entitlement to childcare allowance.

    Travel and dual accommodation expenses (TDAE)

    This reimburses additional expenses from clinical practice placements. You’ll only receive travel expenses above your normal cost of getting to university. You’re expected to use the cheapest form of transport feasible. If you’re driving, this can include toll roads and parking. If you get a lift, you can’t claim expenses – but you can if you cycle!

    There are capped daily rates for accommodation if it isn’t practical for you to travel from your normal term-time residence to your placement. You won’t get this if staying with your parents.

    If you’re required to study abroad for part of your course, you may be able to apply for the cost of medical insurance, tests and visa fees to be reimbursed.

    Applications are submitted after the expenses have been incurred, but no later than nine months after. Receipts must be included, and your university must authorise your form.

    Exceptional support fund

    This fund provides means-tested support for students whose income isn’t enough to meet their expenses despite careful budgeting.

    You can get up to £3,000 each academic year. You must have accessed all other sources of available income, i.e. savings, part-time or holiday work, or additional household support, and have applied to university hardship funds or other income sources. If you’re rejected by these sources, you can still apply to the Exceptional Support Fund.

    The fund doesn’t cover unexpected emergency costs such as repairs or stolen items.

    Applications can be made at any time in the academic year. You’ll need to supply evidence, such as bank statements for yourself and for your partner if you have one. Your application must be authorised by your university. You can apply more than once within the academic year.

    Applying to the Learning Support Fund

    The NHS Business Services Authority has detailed guidance on the Learning Support Fund. To apply, you must first register on the Learning Support Fund (LSF) Application System to create an online account. You can then apply to one of the funds – you’ll need to apply each year. To apply, send a copy of your full student loan notification letter along with any other evidence required.

    If you’re a resident in England but want to study elsewhere in the UK

    If you’re an English resident and want to study nursing, midwifery or an allied health profession course elsewhere in the UK, you can apply to Student Finance England for a student loan.

    If you study in Wales, you can access the NHS Wales bursary as long as you commit to working for NHS Wales for two years after the end of your course. The list of allied health profession courses funded in Wales differs from the one listed above.

    In Northern Ireland, funded places are reserved for students who’ve lived in Northern Ireland for three years before the start of their course.

    In Scotland, the Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary (NMSB) is only available to Scottish residents.

    Healthcare degree apprenticeships in England

    In England, an alternative for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals is a degree apprenticeship. These are funded by employers and run in partnership with the university or college, where students study part-time. Standards are set and approved for each subject by training and professional bodies.

    Unlike a degree, they’re only available when advertised by the employer, so may be harder to track down and competition for places may be tough.

    Degree apprenticeship standards have been drawn up for a range of roles, including Podiatrists

    While the standards have been approved, it may take some time for employers to offer the programmes. You can find out more about healthcare apprenticeships on

    In England, vacancies will usually be advertised on the NHS Jobs website or the government’s Find an Apprenticeship website.

    Applying for an NHS bursary from England

    Apply only for the years you’re eligible to receive an NHS bursary. Applications open from March and close two months before courses begin. Go to the NHS Business Services Authority website, where you create an account on the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS). You’ll need photographic ID. After submitting your application, an email will inform you if other supporting evidence is needed. Our subject tables can help you with choosing a university.

    Bursary for allied health profession students in Northern Ireland

    If you’re from Northern Ireland and taking an eligible allied health profession first degree there, you can get support from the Department of Health (DoH).

    Approved courses include Podiatry

    What financial support do allied health profession students get in Northern Ireland?

    Allied health profession students have their tuition fees paid by the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland. There’s also a bursary based on household income.

    Students can also apply for a reduced rate of maintenance loan, which isn’t means-tested. Students living at home can get £1,780, while students in lodgings are eligible for £2,370.

    Applying for financial support on a commissioned allied health profession place

    Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI) administer the bursaries for the Department of Health. Contact them for further information on the level of bursaries available.

    If you’re a resident in Northern Ireland but want to study elsewhere in the UK

    Undergraduates from Northern Ireland can choose to study elsewhere in the UK and still get a student loan from Student Finance Northern Ireland. If your course is in Wales and you’re prepared to work for NHS Wales for two years after your course, you can access the NHS Wales bursary. If you study in England, you may be eligible for support from the Learning Support Fund. There’s no extra funding if you study in Scotland.

    If you’re a resident in Scotland but want to study elsewhere in the UK

    If you want to study nursing elsewhere in the UK, you can apply to SAAS for student finance, including a tuition fee loan.

    If you study in Wales, you can also consider the NHS Wales bursary if you’re willing to work for NHS Wales for two years after graduation.

    If you study in England on an eligible course, you may be able to get extra financial help from the Learning Support Fund. From September 2020, this includes the new funding announced by the UK Government in 2019.

    Funding for allied health profession students in Scotland

    In Scotland, there’s no NHS bursary for allied health profession students. However, if you already have a degree, you may be able to apply for a student loan.

    Undergraduates are eligible for the normal student finance and can apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) to cover their tuition fees and for a maintenance loan for living costs.

    Graduates following a full undergraduate AHP course in Scotland can apply for undergraduate funding in year one and two. After this, you’re only eligible for means-tested maintenance loans and grants, so you’d need to pay your tuition fees. Graduates on accelerated courses have to self-fund their tuition fees.

    Eligible AHP courses include Podiatry (chiropody)

    What other financial support do allied health profession students get in Scotland?

    AHP students can claim the cost of travel to clinical practice placements taken in Scotland, but only for amounts above their normal travel to and from university. You should use public transport as car mileage is paid only in exceptional circumstances. If travel is likely to cost more than £30 per day, local accommodation may be arranged. You must submit receipts for all expenses.

    NHS bursary and funding if you study in Wales

    In June 2019, the Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services announced funding under the NHS Wales Bursary to be extended until 2020–21. This NHS bursary is for all UK-resident students studying an eligible healthcare course in Wales, including graduates who already have a degree. To get the bursary, you must commit to working with NHS Wales for two years after your course (or less if on a two-year course).

    Eligible courses include Chiropodists and podiatrists

    If you’re a UK-resident taking a health education course in Wales, you must register on the Welsh Health Education Registration System. This includes undergraduates who don’t want to commit to working for NHS Wales – if you don’t register, you won’t be able to apply for a full student loan.

    If you’re an EU national, you may apply to have your tuition fees funded if you commit to working for NHS Wales for two years after your course, but you’ll need to pay for all other costs.

    If you’re a resident in Wales but want to study elsewhere in the UK

    If you want to study a nursing, midwifery or allied health profession course elsewhere in the UK, you should apply for student finance from Student Finance Wales.

    Those studying in England on an eligible course may be able to get support from the Learning Support Fund. This includes the new funding outlined by the UK Government in 2019, which comes into effect from September 2020.

    Places on courses in Northern Ireland are reserved for student’s resident in Northern Ireland, with a few exceptions for allied health profession courses (these don’t confer any additional funding).

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    We are passing on the following as apparently genuine offers, but please do note, that you are strongly advised to scrutinise the offers with usual commercial and professional caution and ensure that the items offered to you are suitable for the purpose you intend at a price you are willing to pay. As we have not inspected the items ourselves, with the exception of the face shields we have sourced for members, we can make no stated or implied warranty of the goods ourselves.