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The Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners is not a regulatory body. It is a professional body for the representation of the interests of its private sector podiatrist and foot health practitioner members. It is now probably second in size only to the Society of C&P and is the leading body for FHPs.
Within the Alliance, all practitioners are members - because all are in practice and all have the same needs of practice insurance (£5m), practice support and cpd. All Alliance cpd events are open to all, and all are welcome at our Open Clinical Forums (branch events) or Annual Convention.
All Alliance cpd is at the right level for practice - speakers at the recent Convention included Judith Barbero-Brown, Teaching Fellow at the University of Durham, Dr Ian Mathieson, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cardiff, and Chris Ramsden, Internationally-recognised expert in Ergonomics and advisor to the NHS on podiatry issues. All have agreed to return to deliver further presentations....
The link to the Alliance website is properly www.thealliancepsp.com, not as stated earlier in the thread (my apologies for the typo). I am pleased to be able to make this correction.
I am certain that Catfoot is perfectly well intentioned, but has not yet learned that a little more discretion would temper the zeal and go a long way in her attempts at communication. We are not all brought up in the street or the alley.
I leave CF with a thought for the day.... 'you can grow things with bu££$h*t, but water them with cat pee and they die'
The Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners is not a regulatory body. It is a professional body for the representation of the interests of its private sector podiatrist and foot health practitioner members. It is now probably second in size only to the Society of C&P and is the leading body for FHPs.]
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It's a shame the different regulatory bodies don't follow the same guidelines regarding CPD.. it would certainly make things much less confusing.
However, I do appreciate that different countries have different rules and regs and these must be taken into consideration.
Must admit moving from UK to Aus certainly took some mental readjustment regarding CPD :)
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Does anyone know if ABCOP recognizes the CPD points issued on this site?
hmm, i wouldn't count on the CPD points here too much..
i requested a certificate, my points to be converted into hours.. back on the 30th of november, and paid straight away!!
Even after COUNTLESS emails to the admin here, and also lodging a paypal dispute - I STILL have not recieved my certificate!!
The threads that i have started here regarding this issue have ALL be deleted. I have started 2-3 , and every time I ask the admins / moderators to inform me why they have deleted ... they delete without explanations anyway!
Currently I'm requesting the paypal dispute to be escalated to claim back my $25... this unfortunately isn't the big deal.. losing out on a certificate kills me! I needed it for my podiatry accreditation... I ended up having to do something else! What a waste of time.
I am sorry you are having problems getting your certificate, but I am still looking for an answer to my question. This assumes, of course that you have received a receipt of your CPD points on this forum.
Does the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABCOP) recognize the CPD points issued on this forum, and if so, what is the conversion rate from points to hours?
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I know that the HPC, (Health Professions Council) here in Britain don't do the converting CPD points to hours anymore. It's all a bit woolly! I updated my skills in 2010 after several years off to have kids, I needed to complete 30hrs, but it wasn't as straight forward as 30 CPD = 30Hrs, and they are very picky as to which establishments/courses they recognise....Sorry that's not much help to you tho'.
I am experiencing the same problem today, and it has been since November 2011 that Podiatry arena failed to post or e-mail a copy of cpd Certificate for me. I'm starting to wonder if this forum or whatsoever its called; is real or fake.
I've been taken for a ride with my own money & this is really painful since I put my trust in podiatry arena
Has anyone ever really gotten a cpd certificate from podiatry arena?
Yes, I'm also having trouble getting a CPD certificate.
I paid US$25.00 for it on the 21st August 2012 via Paypal....still waiting!!!!
I've contacted Craig Payne numerous times by phone and emails....NO reply.
Could someone let me know what the problem is?