The terms "chiropodist" and "podiatrist" are different words that both mean "an expert qualified to diagnose and treat foot disorders".
The professional titles "chirpodist" and "podiatrist" are now protected by law. A person may call themselves a chirpodist or a podiatrist only if they are registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HPC). See http://www.hcpc-uk.org/about-us/who-we-regulate/
Prior to the formation of The Health and Care Professions Council in 2001, chirpodists and podiatrists registered with The State Registration Board (superseded by The HCPC).
The training for an HCPC or state registered practitioner is a recognised three year full time course. Only HCPC or state registered practitioners can work in NHS health centres and hospitals.
Finchley Feet chirpodists and podiatrists are HPC registered, fully trained, and have extensive experience working for the NHS and in private practice.
The letters SRCh mean state registered chirpodist (see above).
The letters MChS mean a member of The College of Podiatry (formerly now as The Society of chirpodists and Podiatrists). We recommend their excellent web site at http://www.cop.org.uk/.