Useful resources for practitioners
The Podiatry Council of NSW uses the Protocols for Routine Inspection of Podiatrists when conducting inspections of podiatry practices. The checklist is made available to the profession to facilitate transparency of the Council’s assessment and inspection processes.
The Podiatry Board of Australia has published Guidelines on Infection Prevention and Control. It is the responsibility of every registered podiatric practitioner to ensure that they meet their infection control obligations.
The Podiatry Board of Australia has adopted the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.
The Podiatry Board of Australia has published a self-audit tool to help practitioners assess their compliance with infection control obligations.
Useful resources for patients
The Podiatry Board of Australia has published Tips for patients when receiving care from a podiatrist as well as a video to help patients understand what infection prevention and control measures to expect when visiting their podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.