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Expanding the scope of the Podiatry profession in Malta interrelates to the rapidly advancing field of healthcare. This poses increased demands and rigorous training for newly graduate Podiatrists to offer a quality high standard service to their patients in harmony with their code of ethics and code of practice.
Nowadays, the Podiatry profession across the globe has advanced giving Podiatrists more recognition, more autonomy and further individual rights. The APM believes that it is in the interest of patients and the healthcare system that legislation needs to be updates so that policy changes are made in order to bring the Podiatry profession on par with international standards such as those in the United Kingdom and Australia which like Malta have a lot of similarities in their present health care system.
As a result, the APM has included in its vision its short, medium and long term commitment to become a strong shoulder for Podiatrists in order to expand their scope of practice. This should meet today’s health care challenges and allows the practioner to freely practice his profession without hindrance as defined and within the competences of the profession.
The Association of Podiatrists of Malta believes and will therefore work on the attainment of a number of rights and legislation changes in the short, medium and long term. These include: