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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits the College of Podiatry

On 8th September, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) in her role as the Patron of the College of Podiatry.

She first met with Dr Tariq Khan, who examined a young patient’s feet and showed her the benefits of using therapeutic insoles. She also met with a 6-month old, who was being treated by Dr Khan. After, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall met podiatrists working in many specialist areas including diabetes, dermatology, rheumatology, forensic podiatry, podiatric surgery and podopaediatrics.


The Chair of the College of Podiatry gave a short speech, ‘The College of Podiatry is proud to have Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall as our Royal Patron. We appreciate her taking the time to visit us and are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our profession…”




Rosemary Gillespie, SCP Interim Chief Executive, said, ‘We were delighted to welcome our Patron, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall to the College of Podiatry today. Her support and her recognition of the work that podiatrists do really helps us to showcase the importance of podiatry in public health.’

Dr Tariq Khan, consultant podiatrist at RLHIM, said, ‘Today’s event showcased the importance of podiatry and podiatrists in public service. It showed the integration of podiatry into multiple medical disciplines and how as a profession we are essential for our patients and serving the public.’


At the end of the visit, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a gift. She thanked the College of Podiatry for hosting the event. ‘It’s been a fascinating trip, and I will have to come back. As I have said, we couldn’t survive without our feet’.


So great to have the HRH the Duchess of Cornwall so involved in such an important side of the Medical Profession.

(Article was taken from the college of Podiatry website )

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