Lymphodema Service

The primary focus for the Lymphoedema Service is to support patients and to provide a comprehensive assessment and management plan as well as encouraging self-management of lymphoedema where appropriate.
The Service runs Monday to Friday 8-6pm.

The lymphoedema team work collaboratively with community services in Norwich which enables any onward referrals to be managed and co-ordinated in a timely manner. The team has expanded in the last year and we have recruited into the team and now have four lymphoedema nurses working on the service. The service is further developing with two of our four nurses taking on clinical courses, including community prescribing and Advanced Lymphoedema Management.
In the last year the service has expanded and is now offering appointments in Long Stratton and Thetford to support patient need on the service.

The service also offers a Physio/Exercise class which is held close to Bowthorpe Health Centre for patients on the service. 

Holding just over 1000 patients on its caseload we have booked over 3300 appointments for patients on our service this year. We are in the process of developing the service and looking at ways for expansion and links within other OneNorwich Practices services to deliver comprehensive clinical care to the Norwich Primary Care Network.