The Health Professions Council is a regulatory body responsible for the healthcare professions in the UK. It protects use of the professional titles 'Chiropodist' and 'Podiatrist' and maintains a publicly accessible list of qualified practitioners. Members of the public are encouraged to verify that their practitioners are registered, to ensure their practitioner is suitably qualified and keeping their skills up to date.
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists supervises the training and registration of all chiropody / podiatry students in the UK. They also have a useful site for advice to members of the public.