Date: Tuesday 11th June 2024 18:30 – 19:30

Barriers to maintaining leg health – necessary care, right products, right time

Online via Zoom

A Legs Matter live webinar delivered in partnership with Haddenham Healthcare logo


Discussion on the barriers to obtaining the correct compression for maintaining leg health.

Learning objectives

  • To understand risks associated with using inappropriate compression products
  • To understand how obtaining compression can go wrong
  • Increase awareness of how to ensure patients are given the correct compression products at the right time

Who should attend?

Clinicans involved in lower limb care and procurement of compression – Nurses, GPs, Pharmacists.

Who’s speaking?

Rebecca Elwell, 

Rebecca is the Macmillan Lymphoedema Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. She completed an Msc in Lymphoedema in 2012. In 2013 she opened the UKs only Red Legs clinic for patients with leg redness from a cause other than acute cellulitis. This has led to increased awareness of red legs and reduced hospital admissions. The Red legs pathway has been adopted by the British Lymphology Society (BLS) and endorsed by the National Legs Matter campaign.

She is a proud trustee of the BLS, a member of the BLS scientific committee, BLS children with lymphoedema special interest group and is the BLS annual conference organiser.

Rebecca Elwell MSc, Lymphoedema, Macmillan Lymphoedema Advanced Nurse Practitioner, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Tess Henry, Haddenham Healthcare

Tess began her Nursing career in 1988, working in the UK and Australia. Her background in Wound Care spans 3 decades with special interests in Vascular, Plastics, Burns and Community in Australia. Returning to the UK in 2007, re- registering with Northampton University School of Nursing, she picked up her passion of Wound Care/TVN delivering wound care training across the UK.  In 2015, she developed a keen interest in Lymphoedema and could see the strong link between Oedema and Wounds.

She formalised her interest by completing her training with the Lymphoedema Training  Academy to become a Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse, also completing the world’s first course in Lipoedema, along with the Advanced Lymphoedema training course. She worked as a Band 7 Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse with a local Lymphoedema Service.

Tess is the Community Clinical Manager with Haddenham Healthcare supporting Community Trusts and ICB’s across the UK developing and delivering  bespoke training packages to support TVNs, Leg Ulcer Nurses, Community Nursing Teams and Practices Nurses. She is still in Clinical practice in an NHS Lymphoedema clinic and Community Honorary contract, ensuring she is keeping up with and delivering Best Practice for the management of lower limbs.

Tess Henry RN FGMLD LTA Cert, Community Clinical Manager, Haddenham Healthcare

Natalie Phillips MSc RN, Clinical Manager, Haddenham Healthcare

Natalie qualified as a registered nurse in 2005 after 13 years working as a Health Care Assistant and developed a specialist interest in the management of lymphoedema as a community nurse where she trained in the Casley Smith method of MLD. She went on to work at a specialist Lymphoedema Clinic in 2009 where she developed her skills and passion for treating patients with lymphoedema and for delivering training to individuals with a specialist interest in Lymphoedema management, furthering her own development, becoming trained in the Leduc method of MLD.

Natalie became a member of the team at Haddenham Healthcare in 2012 where she took on the role as Clinical Advisor, becoming Clinical Manager in 2016 and completing her Master of Science in Lymphoedema Care at during the same year. Natalie now oversees all aspects of clinical training, publications, and research and as well as offering clinical support to clinicians globally.

Natalie was a trustee for the British Lymphology Society from 2015-2018 and is currently a senior member of the training team at the Lymphoedema Training Academy. She is FG-MLD ® trained and continues her clinical practice privately as Clinical Director at Lymphatic Therapy Solutions and Clinical Nurse Specialist at Oxford Lymphoedema Practice.

Natalie Phillips, MSc RN Clinical Manager, Haddenham Healthcare

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