Entries are now invited for the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2018. This £1000 award is open to any podiatrist or podiatry student who is planning voluntary work, a work placement or research, either in the UK or abroad.
The winner’s application should demonstrate that their selected project will develop their professional knowledge and skills while being of benefit to others. The £1000 award is designed to assist with the costs associated with the chosen project.
Former winners have undertaken a wide range of initiatives including those relating to the treatment of the diabetic foot, the podiatric needs of the homeless and preventative foot care in the elderly. Others have travelled to Africa, Asia, South America or Eastern Europe to help with conditions resulting from diseases such as Diabetes and Leprosy.
Ying Peng, a qualified Podiatrist and final year Honours Student at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, won the 2017 Cosyfeet Podiatry Award. She is using the £1000 award to help fund her ground-breaking podiatry work with dementia patients who display challenging behaviour.
“Many dementia patients cannot communicate that they have foot pain, but may have an urgent need for podiatric treatment, and for specific footwear necessary for them to remain mobile,” says Ying. “My project involves treating such patients and suggesting measures that a podiatrist can take to minimise the risks attached to treating dementia patients with challenging behaviour.”
If you would like to apply for the award, visit http://www.cosyfeet.com/award for further information and to enter online before the closing date of April 20th, 2018.
The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs of their experience, and to be included in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.