I have leg lymphoedema from Cx treatment and wear compression 24/7. I’m looking to move to London from New Zealand and wondered if anyone knew what the ‘good’ catchment areas are for access to lymphoedema clinic eg via St George’s hospital (or any others)?
I’m hoping to have more support than just a GP writing a repeat script, but within the NHS system eg not private. Any info greatly appreciated 🙏
Hello, Accelerate CIC are based at st Joseph’s hospice in Hackney. They accept patients from all over London via GP referral, They are an independent organisation affiliated to lots of health trusts.
thank you, so does that mean any costs are covered by NHS or is the funded by the trusts?
Costs are covered by the NHS. Hospitals, trusts, GPs all get their funding from the NHS (unless you go private). My understanding is that you have to be referred for any NHS treatment by your General Practitioner (GP). That can be a bit of lottery. A bit different but I was referred to Accelerate for specialist lymphoedema podiatry for assessment for insoles. My GP referred me and it was paid by the NHS. However, that wasn't ongoing treatment - just two sessions. I do go for regular podiatry, locally, but pay for it myself.