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Consultation on renaming the 'local anaesthetics' and 'prescription only medicines' annotations for chiropodists / podiatrists

08/03/2016 - 03/05/2016

This consultation has now closed.

The HCPC is seeking views on our proposal to rename the ‘local anaesthetics’ and ‘prescription only medicines’ annotations on the Register for chiropodists / podiatrists.

We are proposing that both of these annotations should be renamed for clarity and to ensure that the way they are labelled accurately reflects the exemptions to medicines legislation which appropriately trained chiropodists / podiatrists may use.

The proposed changes are as follows:

'Local anaesthetics' would become 'Medicines – administration'

'Prescription only medicines' would become 'Medicines – sale / supply'

You can download a copy of the consultation document below. You will need to refer to this when responding.

There are a number of ways to respond to the consultation:

  • Complete our online survey
  • Email your comments to:
  • Write to us at:

  • Consultation on renaming annotations for chiropodists / podiatrists
    Policy and Standards Department
    Health and Care professions Council
    Park House
    184 Kennington Park Road
    SE11 4BU

The closing date for responses is Tuesday 3 May 2016. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

If you would like to receive a copy of the consultation in hard copy, in Welsh or in an alternative format, please contact us by emailing or by phoning +44(0)207 840 9815.

Type: HPC

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