The battle for lipoedema surgery

Posted by admin on Feb 14, 2019 9:28:36 AM

The Battle for Lipoedema Surgery - : 'I've got pain constantly in my legs'.

This week, the BBC's website carried a video on Lipoedema.  This is a chronic condition that makes you accumulate  fat below the waist, often giving you hips, buttocks and legs that are out of proportion with your upper body and can affect your arms.

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Topics: Lipoedema

#LegsMatter - all you need to know about the Legs Matter coalition and the 2018 campaign.

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2018 7:36:54 AM
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The Legs Matter campaign is designed to get the nation thinking, talking about, and taking action on leg and foot conditions, including varicose veins, non-healing wounds and oedema and that's because leg and foot problems are one of the biggest health challenges of our time and that's why the UK is standing up to say 'Legs Matter'. 
So what is the coalition?
Eight healthcare organisations have come together to make sure that anyone with a lower leg or foot problem understands their condition and gets the urgent care, attention and support they need.The campaign is led by a coalition of organisations including The Tissue Viability Society, The British Lymphology Society, The College of Podiatry, Accelerate CIC, The Society of Vascular Nurses, Foot in Diabetes UK, The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation, and The Leg Ulcer Forum. 
What is in their manifesto?
  1. Non-healing wounds of the leg and foot are one of the biggest health challenges of our time but it is a challenge that can be solved
  2. Everyone has a right to good-quality lower leg and foot care that promotes healing and reduces the risk of harm
  3. We need to improve awareness, understanding and treatment of lower leg and foot conditions
  4. We can achieve more by working together than we can by working alone
Gardamed fully supports the #LegsMatter campaign which is two-fold. Firstly the campaign is asking the public to stand up for their own leg and foot health by paying attention to their legs and feet, going to their GP if things aren’t looking right and making sure that you are asking for better care if the issue isn’t getting better. Secondly, is the call to healthcare professionals to recognise the signs and symptoms of foot and lower leg problems, talk to their patients about their lower leg and foot health and lobby for better services. Research shows that the annual cost to the NHS of managing non-healing wounds is estimated to be up to £5.4 billion which is why it's imperative awareness is raised!
Dr Una Adderley, Lecturer in Community Nursing at the University of Leeds and Tissue Viability Society Trustee, says: “We want the Legs Matter campaign to raise awareness of leg and foot problems and help people get the care and support they need. Our aim is to help doctors and nurses understand what these patients need and at the same time raise this issue as a commissioning priority for those who organise healthcare services.” 
We've running a series of blog pieces on the members of the coalition to help raise awareness on the importance of these organisations to bring about change in 2018 with #LegsMatter. 

 

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Topics: BLS, Lymphoedema, Legs matter, Lindsey Leg

A Simple Wound Care Protocol For A Nursing Home - Results From an Audit

Posted by admin on Jun 4, 2018 9:20:31 AM
 
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Topics: wounds uk, wound care, wound management

Will you be at the JCN/GPN Study Day and Exhibition?

Posted by admin on May 24, 2018 3:45:08 AM

We're excited to be exhibiting at the JCN/GPN Study Day and Exhibition in Milton Keynes today. Lots going on including some fantastic presentations and talks covering areas including continence care, identifying wound management goals, vascular assessment, venous leg ulcers and fragile skin.  The Gardamed team will be there with the fantastic 1 Primary Wound Dressing spray and the Steve+ range.

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Topics: stocking aid, compression aid, Compression stockings, wound care, JCN

Interview from Mischa Wiegand, MD on treating scars using 1 Primary Wound Dressing Spray.

Posted by admin on May 11, 2018 11:40:48 AM

Having had a fantastic week at the EWMA2018 conference in Krakow we wanted to share with you an interview with Mischa Wiegand, MD on how 1 Primary Wound Dressing has been used to treat scars.

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Topics: wound care, wound management

Join us at the Primary Care Show - NEC 16-17th May

Posted by admin on May 3, 2018 10:59:50 AM

Gardamed will be not only exhibiting but also presenting at this years Primary Care Show  With an impressive 28 year track record, they have set the pace for delivering primary, community and public health events that succeed in bringing together decision-making clinicians and managers. Such is its popularity, they have trended on Twitter two years running! They work with professional bodies and associations to develop 22 dedicated CPD conference programmes that profile leading healthcare experts discussing the latest national policies, innovations and best practice. This means a highly engaged, energised and receptive audience. What makes this event unique is the networking opportunities, not only between exhibitors and delegates but also on a multidisciplinary level, enabling today’s frontline clinicians and managers to deliver better integrated care. 

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Topics: donning and doffing aid, Events, steve+, stocking aid, compression aid

The EWMA 2018 - all things Wound Care. What else is on the agenda?

Posted by admin on May 3, 2018 7:50:12 AM

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EWMA2018- information on the key sessions

Posted by admin on May 2, 2018 11:03:41 AM

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Topics: wounds uk, wound care, wound management

Wound management is on the agenda in Krakow next week.

Posted by admin on May 2, 2018 10:18:53 AM

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Topics: wound care, wound management

Great news from the BLS! New Healthcare Coalition to Take Action on Lower Leg and Foot Conditions

Posted by admin on Apr 24, 2018 5:45:59 AM

BLSWe bring this great news on leg health to you, directly from the BLS website.

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Topics: BLS, TVS, Tissue Viability