Joanne McParland graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry and then attended Glasgow Caledonian University and studied a post-graduation certificate in Podopaediatrics. Podopaediatrics is the study of children’s feet.

Joanne is also a member of the Health and Care Professions Council.

What is the Health and Care Professions Council?
They are an independent UK-wide regulator established to protect the public. To do this, they keep a register of professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. We will take action against registered professionals who do not meet our standards or who use a protected title illegally.

This means that professionals registered with us are genuine and meet national standards. This offers you protection if professionals fail to meet these standards. You can also check with us that a professional is registered.

You can check the register here

She is also a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and holds qualifications in Local Analgesia and Prescription only medicines.The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) is the Professional Body and Trade Union for registered podiatrists.

We represent around 10,000 private practitioners, NHS podiatrists and students.

We provide services through a network of 50 branches and active centres in recognition of the differences in health and other government policies.

Practice Accreditation

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists has devised a scheme for member benefit and public protection. It is a voluntary scheme, available to all members. Many private practices and some NHS trusts are accredited practices with The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists provide guidelines for members on standards for Decontamination, Infection Control, Clinical Environment, Safe Working Practice, Health and Safety in the workplace, Recordkeeping, and Consent and Confidentiality etc. The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists provide Educational, Employment and Professional advice to all members in whichever area of podiatry they are working. The Practice Accreditation Scheme is an educational and developmental tool aimed so that the clinical process and patient environment is functioning to the highest standards. To find your nearest Accredited practice please look for the A which denotes an accredited practice on the search for a podiatrist site.