Lymphoedema Specialists

For those who are health care professional with some training in lymphoedema and working as lymphoedema practitioners or specialists we have Resources on Knowledge Network. To access these resources you will need an Athens password and the first time you enter you...

HCSW and Nursing Homes

Free learning module on the link below: Health Care Support Workers and other carers This section is especially for you. The short learning module below is to help you learn how to look after people with swollen legs and feet. It also gives examples of when you might...

Doctors

Doctors self-identified their education needs in a recent study* (as summarised in the charts below) Lymphoedema services in Scotland Differential diagnosis of lymphoedema and further information Prescribing compression hosiery Best practice for cellulitis with...

Compression Garments

Compression hosiery is the main stay of treatment in chronic oedema. Without the application of hosiery, any reduction from compression bandaging will be short-lived and the oedema will rebound. Before applying compression stockings, assessment of the arterial...

Welcome

If you are looking for lymphoedema services or want guidance on management of the condition please explore our website through the profession and group specific tabs above or click on the search link (the magnifying glass) on the top right of the page. You’ll find...

Compression Bandaging

Compression bandaging for chronic oedema/lymphoedema in the community is adapted slightly from the multi-layered bandaging that would be done in a specialist clinic but can still be very useful. The two short film clips below were designed as a reminder to support...

Lymphoedema Referral Pathway

Click here for an example referral pathway from Greater Glasgow and Clyde: Referral Pathway There will be some differences in each health board, but we hope it’s useful to you as guidance.    

About the SLPN

The Scottish Lymphoedema Practitioners Network is a group of registered health care professionals who care for people with lymphoedema in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of the group is to develop and share best practice; to provide advisory and...

MLPS

MACMILLAN LYMPHOEDEMA PROJECT FOR SCOTLAND – MLPS The two year Macmillan Funded Lymphoedema Project for Scotland was hosted by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).  The project came to an end in April 2014.  This webpage is now being...