Lymphoedema Services

Specialist Service

Our Lymphoedema Service is the only specialist service of its kind in Barnsley and can be used by patients suffering from cancer and non-cancer-related oedema, as well as those who have had cancer in the past.

Referral must be through a healthcare professional such as your GP, Consultant or Macmillan Nurse.


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Lipoedema UK was founded in 2012 by women with Lipoedema, and the Lymphoedema Service at St George's Hospital in London. Their focus is to educate doctors, health professionals and the public about Lipoedema and it's symptoms so that it may be diagnosed and treated earlier.

Lipoedema Ladies is a UK based support group, both on Facebook, online and physically. They are a fun and informative group of Ladies with Lipoedema.

Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) takes the lead role in educating and supporting other patients with this condition by providing a high standard of information and promoting self-help. Since it's inception in 1991, when there was very little information or help available for patients, the LSN has evolved into an independent and influential charity. It is the only national patient-led organisation offering information and support to people with this condition and has a unique understanding of the patients' experience.

NHS - Lipoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition typically involving an abnormal build up of fat cells in the legs, thighs and buttocks. The condition occurs almost exclusively in women, although there have been rare cases reported in men.

NHS - Lymphoedema is a chronic (long term) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. It can affect any part of the body but usually, develops in the arms or legs. Other symptoms of lymphoedema can include an aching, heavy feeling in affected body parts and difficulty moving them. Lymphoedema can get worse if it's not treated, so you should speak to a doctor if you think you may have the condition.

NHS Healthy Eating Site helps put you in charge of your health care.

Talk Lipoedema is a UK based organisation active across the UK. They're there to provide benefit to sufferers of lipoedema and their carers through participating in various projects and increasing awareness of the disease. Whether you have just been diagnosed or are a long time sufferer, they are there to support you. They are based on one simple premise - that talking about Lipoedema is a good thing and will benefit sufferers worldwide.

The British Lymphology Society BLS commenced in November 1985 and was originally called the British Lymphology Interest Group (BLIG). Since 1985 BLS has celebrated it's 30 year anniversary in 2015 and has grown in both member and it's involvement in matters relating to lymphology. This has led BLS to comment on a number of documents relating to Lymphoedema and was even part of a House of Lords debate on lymphoedema in September 2015. BLS continues to be a thriving and innovative charity that had delivered education for over 30 years. Their main education event is the annual conference, which is supported by the society's objectives:

  1. To advance education and knowledge in the field of lymphology and related subjects.
  2. To foster interest in and co-ordinate a strategy for improving the management of chronic oedema, particularly lymphoedema.
  3. To produce and maintain a register of specialist centres in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  4. To benefit patients by improving the knowledge, expertise and skills of health care professionals.

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