Making Legs Matter: A case for system change and transformation in lower limb management. Legs Matter were delighted to be approached by The Mark Allen Group to produce a consensus document which was then endorsed by The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) and The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS).
An overview of the Legs Matter consensus document
The consensus document is split into 5 sections and is well worth a read:
- The call for visual transformation
- The status quo is no longer acceptable: we must change it
- We can solve the lower-limb challenge
- Test your thinking
- The call to action
The document was launched at a symposium at TVS 2021 Virtual on Thursday 23rd September, watch it here!
With thanks to…
Thanks go to Mark Allen Publishing for facilitating this project.
Members from each Legs Matter coalition organisation were involved and the project was possible because of financial input from our industry partners Coloplast, ConvaTec, Essity, Gardamed, Hartmann, Juzo, L&R, Medi, Sigvaris and Urgo and we would like to thank them for the support.
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