Received: 4 August 2020
Accepted: 1 October 2020
First Online: 12 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was not required. The NZ Health Information Privacy Code states that identifiable health information can be disclosed to a researcher under certain conditions; the disclosure is for a directly related purpose (i.e. audit for quality of service). In the case of the data provided for analysis, all identifiers were removed and could not be re-linked to the individual practitioner.
: Not applicable as no identifying personal information is being published in this manuscript.
: Matthew Carroll is a member of the Podiatrists Board of NZ (2015 to current) and Editorial Board member of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research.