Below is a list of links, downloads and other resources related to Lymphoedema, its management and the service at St Oswald's Hospice.
Students are encouraged to compare the information available on the following sites and consider what was most useful and which they would recommend to patients, and why: Lymphoedema Support Network, The National Lymphoedema Network and Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland.
If you have any queries or would like to talk to someone at St Oswald's about Lymphoedema, please contact:
BLS members consist of health care professionals, as well as others who are directly involved in the management of lymphoedema. It aims to promote awareness about lymphoedema to the public and health care professionals. The BLS has produced guidelines, and is in the process of writing evidence-based standards to underpin treatment for the long term management of lymphoedema.
To find out more visit The British Lymphology Society website: The British Lymphology Society
The LSN is a registered charity run by people who live with lymphoedema and is the largest information provider about the condition in the UK. The website contains information for patients about the condition and the experience of living with lymphoedema as well as information for health care professionals looking to support patients with lymphoedema.
To find out more visit The Lymphoedema Support Network website: Lymphoedema Support Network
An internationally recognised non-profit organisation founded in 1988 to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public by disseminating information on management of primary/secondary lymphedema and related disorders, and education in risk reduction practices for all individuals at risk for or affected by lymphedema.
To find out more visit The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) website: The National Lymphedema Network (NLN)
Case study, symptoms, causes, diagnosis etc with further links, information and downloads.
To find out more visit Lymphoedema - NHS Choices website: Lymphoedema - NHS Choices
The LNNI allows our stakeholders to have an active role in shaping future services.
Stakeholders include patients, carers, the general public and organisations. Organisations in the network are from the statutory, voluntary, charitable and private sectors.
To find out more visit Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland (LNNI) website: Lymphoedema Network Northern Ireland (LNNI)
To find out more visit Macmillan Cancer Support - Lymphoedema Section website: Macmillan Cancer Support - Lymphoedema Section
A short learning module that looks at how the skin changes as we age and some of the signs and symptoms that you may see.
To find out more visit Healthy Legs - Identifying skin changes and limb swelling website: Healthy Legs - Identifying skin changes and limb swelling
A one hour module where you learn about chronic oedema and lymphoedema, how to distinguish between them on assessment and how to give advice to patients on the cause of swelling and treatments available.
To find out more visit BMJ Learning website: BMJ Learning