Number of Podiatrists in the United Kingdom

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The number of podiatrists in the United Kingdom here is based on the best available information that can be found and is somewhat confounded compared to how numbers are determined in other countries.

Home NationPopulation (estimate for 2020)Number of registered podiatrists (as of 2020)Podiatrists/Population
England56 186 00093371/6018
Scotland5 466 00012621/4331
Wales3 170 0005781/5484
Northern Ireland1 896 0004601/4122
Total UK67 081 00011 637*1/5764

*These numbers based on data in the Saks Report. Other estimates have put this number at 14 000. It is not possible to access the raw number from the HCPC like is available for other countries.

The UK data on the provision of foot care is confounded by a significant amount being provided by the unregistered Foot Health Practitioners who use that occupational description to avoid the need to be qualified and registered by the HCPC. This does not happen in any other country.

See: How many podiatrists are there worldwide?

Disclaimer: this information is based on the best available information that we can find. It should not be relied upon for decision making without being verified. For example, some podiatrists may maintain their registration, but are no longer practicing or are on leave; some may be practicing part-time – the above information does not take that into account as it is not available.
See: Disclaimer on the number of podiatrists

Number of Podiatrists in Other Countries:

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Related Pages:
Find a Podiatrist in the UK | Podiatric Practice in the UK | First Aid and CPR Requirements for Podiatrists in the United Kingdom | Working as an Overseas Podiatrist in the United Kingdom | Prescribing Medicines in the UK | Podiatry Conferences in the UK | Professional Organisations in the UK | Podiatry Schools in the UK

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