Please make sure that your doctor uses the correct READ codes and that you help them by putting the correct READ codes on your letters and reports.
G8614 – Lymphoedema secondary to cancer (other than post breast cancer)
G8615 – Lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer
G8610 – Primary lymphoedema
G8611 – Aquired lymphoedema ( therefore secondary to any other cause except for cancer or as a result of primary lymphoedema)
When they are used more consistently we can countmore accurately how many people have lymphoedema in Scotland. We know we will still not capture everyone but its a start!