Welcome to the February issue of Wounds International Greetings from a very snowy UK — while writing this, the view from my office is reminRead More
Lymphedema after cancer treatment -- special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology presents research update WOLTERS KLUWER HEALTH Jan. 4, 2018 - Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in theRead More
WOUND CARE Leg and foot conditions including ulcers are being overlooked. Now a new campaign urges patients and clinicians to stand up for legs. Lower legs and feet, often with ulcers and associated oedemas are frequently left untreaRead More
A coalition of eight healthcare organisations is undertaking a united stand to ensure lower leg and foot conditions receive the urgent attention they need. Inspired by the “Stop the Pressure” campaign, the Legs Matter campaign will urge patients and clinicians to “Stand up for legs” so that lower lRead More
Call for members of the BLS Scientific Committee Vacancies are open for three members of the Scientific Committee (SC): two for full membership one for ‘honorary’ membership. The main functions of the BLS SC are:?1. To act as the scientific committee for the annual conferencRead More
The 2017 BLS conference photographs are now available for all to review the event captured images from the Conference and the Monday evening Gala Dinner. Thank you for all of you who attended the conference in helping to make it such a great event. The photographs are available for all to be able to download any images to be ableRead More
The British Lymphology Society 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.
The Society seeks to achieve high standards of care and equitable access to treatment across the UK and promotes early detection and intervention and, where appropriate, screening and prevention.
The Society was established in November of 1985, originally as the British Lymphology Interest Group (BLIG).
Become a valued member - be part of the most dynamic organisation in the UK for Lymphoedema Professionals! BLS currently has almost five hundred members. Nurses and Physiotherapists form the major section of the membership along with Doctors, Occupational Therapists and Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapists. Membership is open to all healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in lymphoedema and its treatment, and to corporations and industrial groups that contribute to the advancement of lymphoedema and the Society. Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. A 50% discount is offered for joining after 1st Octobert
All Healthcare Professionals + Therapists directly involved in the management of lymphoedemaEnroll
BLS maintains a directory of lymphoedema treatment services provided by members across the UK.
By clicking on your area on the map you can see:
-What is available in your area
-How to contact the service
-Treatment available - note that treatment provided will depend on the individual's assessment
-Specialist qualifications (with dates) of those practitioners in the service
-Date of most recent update courses attended by practitioners, recommended every two years.
BLS only include this information when proof of training has been submitted.
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