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1st June 2023

Legs Matter consensus document

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

Download a PDF of the full document

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.

Other support

Accelerate Based in East London, Accelerate can accept national referrals from your GP / specialist to our world-class centre where we pioneer and trial experimental new treatments for chronic leg ulcers / wounds, lymphoedema and mobility challenges.

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020 3819 6022
Find out more on the Accelerate website

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.

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01452 790178
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.

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020 7234 8620
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Foot in Diabetes UK Part of Foot in Diabetes UK is an organisation dedicated to continuous improvement in the care and management of people with diabetic foot problems.

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020 3735 8244
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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.

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01473 749565
Find out more on the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation website

The Society of Vascular Nurses The Society of Vascular Nurses (SVN). The SVN is a professional, membership organisation for vascular nurses throughout the UK who provide optimal care for vascular diseases. Through their culture of sharing, they offer excellence in clinical practice, education, research and professional networking in order to strive for optimal care for patients with vascular disease.

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Society of Tissue Viability (The Society of Tissue Viability) aims to provide expertise in wound management to all healthcare professionals.

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Find out more on the Society of Tissue Viability website

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