How Do You Find Your Podiatrists CH Code?

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Some of the shoe insoles that we sell will require a referral from a healthcare expert such as a chiropodist or podiatrist before purchase. You can prove a referral by finding your practitioners registration number, which in the case of chiropodists and podiatrists, will start with the letters CH. This article explains why you need to find their CH number, before explaining how to find it and buy your shoe insoles.

Why Do You Need to Find a CH Number?

A number of products can only be bought if you are referred by a healthcare professional such as a GP, doctor or health specialist. Regulatory bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), set a series of standards and laws that regulate the healthcare profession and within that, what products can and cannot be purchased without a referral.

Depending on their expertise, health practitioners will have a registration number beginning in two different letters. For example dietitians have a number that begins with DT, orthoptists have a number that begins with OR, and chiropodists and podiatrists have a number that begins with CH.

How Do You Obtain Your Chiropodists and Podiatrists CH Number?

Some of the shoe insoles that we sell require a direct recommendation from a chiropodist or podiatrist. If you have been referred, you can prove your referral by entering their CH code before completing the purchase or by calling ShoeInsoles.co.uk and we can complete your purchase for you.

All health care professionals have to be registered to the HCPC register. On the HCPC register you can find the full name of your specialist, their location and their CH number. You can find your healthcare professional on the register and their CH number by following these three simple steps:

  1. Go to http://www.hcpc-uk.co.uk/ and click the "choose a profession" drop down menu before selecting "chiropodist / podiatrist".
  2. Enter the full or last name of your specialist in the search bar below.
  3. Click search and find your healthcare expert. The CH number is titled "registration number", and should start with the letters "CH".

What's Next?

When you've obtained the CH code of your podiatrist, you will be able to enter this on the checkout page before completing your order. If you want any further information regarding CH codes, why we need them and placing your order, please call our customer care team on 020 7501 1102.

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