// THE PODIATRY RHEUMATIC CARE ASSOCIATION

“The PRCA is an independent group working towards excellence in the care of rheumatic foot disorders through education and research.”

Established in January 1997, this is the association for podiatrists who have an interest or who are currently working in the area of Rheumatology and musculoskeletal pathology.

The Aims of the Association:

  • To provide a network between Podiatrists and to facilitate support for podiatrists working in the field of Rheumatology
  • To develop a programme of post graduate education in the field of rheumatic care and some form of post graduate qualification
  • To encourage and support research in the area of rheumatology
  • To promote Podiatry within Rheumatology and the role of the Podiatrist in the field of rheumatology
  • To achieve recognition within Rheumatology of the specialist skills that Podiatrists have in this important field of medicine

The PRCA is a registered association with an active committee that aims to provide a network between Podiatrists who are interested in rheumatology. An Annual General Meeting is usually held around November time in conjunction with an organised conference or patient focussed rheumatology workshop to which members of the PRCA are offered reduced rates.

Associated with the British Health Professionals in Rheumatology (BHPR) and the British Society of Rheumatologists (BSR), the PRCA works in partnership to ensure that Podiatry input is recognised as an important intervention in the care of the Rheumatic patient, as part of the multidisciplinary team approach, As an organisation we are a member of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), which seeks to promote the value of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal care in the health economy. The PRCA has had an active input the Musculoskeletal Conditions Standards of Care project and is actively taking forward a Project to establish Podiatry specific guidelines and standards of care in the field of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal care.

The PRCA, whilst independent from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCP), works in partnership with our professional body to promote Rheumatology in the profession and provide expert advice on policy and in educational initiatives.

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