The impact of the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown on leg and foot health
COVID-19 has changed everything, but what has been the impact of this pandemic on another silent yet growing health crisis – leg and foot conditions? Experts from the Legs Matter coalition share their thoughts on what changed and what needs to happen now to make sure that legs and feet are not forgotten.
We need to put legs and feet back on the table
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The following organisations helped shape this report:
Accelerate We have a clear vision at Accelerate – Our vision is to boldly transform chronic wound and lymphoedema care. And we do this by developing and increasing access to world-class treatments and thinking in chronic wound and lymphoedema care. We're based in East London but can accept national referrals from your GP / specialist to our world-class centre where we pioneer and trial experimental new treatments for chronic wounds, lymphoedema and mobility challenges.
The British Lymphology Society (BLS) is a dynamic and innovative body providing a strong professional voice and support for those involved in the care and treatment of people with lymphoedema and related lymphatic disorders, including lipoedema.
Find out more on the British Lymphology Society website
Royal College of Podiatry The Royal College of Podiatry exists to ensure the public has access to high quality foot care delivered by qualified and regulated professionals.
020 7234 8620
Find out more on the Royal College of Podiatry website
Foot in Diabetes UK Part of Diabetesonthenet.com Foot in Diabetes UK is an organisation dedicated to continuous improvement in the care and management of people with diabetic foot problems.
The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation Promoting and supporting community based treatment, health promotion, education and ongoing care for people who are experiencing leg-related problems - including leg ulcers and other wound care issues.
Find out more on the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation website
Tissue Viability Society (TVS) aims to provide expertise in wound management to all healthcare professionals.
0845 527 6651
Find out more on the Tissue Viability Society website