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Lymphoedema Network Wales

All Wales Lymphoedema Network Board

In April 2011, the Welsh Government allocated £1million recurring to implement the Strategy for Lymphoedema in Wales published two years previously. The Strategy aims to enable all lymphoedema patients access to the appropriate services at the right place, right time and with the right person regardless of whether their lymphoedema is related to cancer or not.
The All Wales Lymphoedema Network Board has been established to maintain a strategic oversight of the Strategy for Lymphoedema in Wales. The Chair of the Network Board is Fiona Jenkins, Executive Director of Therapies and Health Sciences for Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
The Network has been coordinated through a virtual network approach, for NHS Wales to:

Oversee the planning of services for NHS Wales, ensuring recommendations in the Strategy are implemented locally;
Oversee clinical education and training requirements for the network area;
Advise on how Health Boards should respond to strategic developments as they arise;
Provide the source of composite advice of Health Boards to Welsh Government when required; and
Advise on allocation of funding as services change or as funding arrangements change.  
Individual Health Boards will remain responsible for the delivery of services locally, and Chief Executives will retain accountability for local service delivery.
The Lymphoedema Service Clinical Leads for each Health Board meet twice a year to discuss the main progress/ issues experienced by their Health Board and receive updates on developments in the Service from Lymphoedema Network Wales.

WWIC now hosts the Lymphoedema Network Wales meetings. There is also a joint monthly clinic at Professor Harding's complex wound clinic in Cardiff.
Lymphoedema Map

Lymphoedema Service  - Documents

The map above outlines the locations of the clinics across Wales. A copy of the document is available here to download.

A copy of the All Wales Referral Form is available here.

The All Wales Lymphoedema Compression Garment Formulary is available here.
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