Would You Risk Your Career Elsewhere?

The price of full membership starts from just £295 per year.

For more information on what is included, please see below....

Insurance Cover

  • Public Liability and Professional Medical Malpractice (professional indemnity) insurance cover up to £5,000,000 on each and every claim (This is for each individual member and is not a Group policy). 
  • Product, Treatment and Liability cover up to £5,000,000 on each and every claim.

Business Support

  • Advice to members on starting up and managing a private practice - including accounting and other legal ramifications. 
  • Advice on partnerships etc. 
  • Advice on employment issues.
  • Networking issues both locally and nationally.

Professional Support

  • Access to professional advice and assistance with professional matters.
  • Advice on health and safety including decontamination of instruments, infection control and risk assessment.
  • Clinical guidelines and other documentation e.g. waste disposal guidelines, minimum standards guidelines.
  • Links to BCPA and special interest groups.
  • Legal advice and assistance through its London Solicitors (including provision of barrister as appropriate) at any Health Professions Council (HCPC) hearing.
  • Formal representation at HCPC and local disciplinary hearings.

Continual Professional Development (CPD)

  • Access to courses run by both The SMAE Institute and local branch networks.
  • Free online CPD subject every year, which the practitioner can choose.
  • Access to Local Anaesthesia, Prescription only Medicines and Nail Surgery courses.
  • Access to bi-annual national conferences.
  • Access to the CPD@Home range (consisting of SMAE e-learning website and DVDs).
  • Access to a wide range of in-house 1, 2 and 3 day Workshops.

Other great benefits include:

  • Quarterly issues of The Journal of Podiatric Medicine.
  • Access to The SMAE Institute website which contains latest news, information and discussion forums for Members.
  • Monthly Newsletter "Two Steps Ahead" keeping you up to date with the profession and developments, alongside CPD snippets.
  • Local branch networks nationally.
  • Representation on national groups.

If you have a query or wish to purchase SMAE Membership, please contact our staff who will be happy to help you:

Karen Cooper: or 01628 621100

If you would like to join a BCPA branch then contact the chairman, Deborah Mercer, at and she will be happy to assist.