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From our Newsletter

This page is dedicated to providing you with the latest articles from our lymphoedema newsletter. We hope that you find the news interesting and useful. Please share this page with your colleagues.

CASE for Chronic Oedema

We have a new educational tool – CASE for Chronic Oedema, and a wide range of JOBST® compression therapy solutions that can help you manage your patients with chronic oedema. 

Click here to view CASE. 

Parliamentary launch of the ‘Commissioning Guidance for Lymphoedema Services for Adults in the UK

The Parliamentary launch of the ‘Commissioning Guidance for Lymphoedema Services for Adults in the UK’ held on the 5th March was a success. A number of MP’s attended the event enabling them to understand how they can support those constituents who are not able to access appropriate lymphoedema care. Dr Kristiana Gordon delivered a presentation about the lack of current equity, and why it needs to change. This was supported by Ellen Collard, a lymphoedema sufferer who gave an inspiring account of her difficult lymphoedema journey due to lack of resources, and how, once she was old enough to attend an adult clinic, successfully managed her condition and is now training to be a doctor.

The new commissioning document also includes new, revised National Lymphoedema Tariff Guidelines, co-ordinated by a British Lymphology Society (BLS) sub-group committee. This document will be invaluable to those wishing to commission a new service as well as those reviewing current contracts. Both documents are available from the documents library within the ‘resources’ area of the BLS website: www.thebls.com

Wednesday 6th March - World Lymphoedema Day

Lymphoedema needs to become a top priority on the world health agenda and this Wednesday Essity will continue to support this mission by raising awareness of lymphoedema in many countries; with some informative articles and videos being shared, and some emotive patient stories.

Click here to visit Essity WLD2019. 

Friday 8th March - International Womens Day

As partner to the United Nations Foundation, Essity will open the UN 2019 International Women’s Day Luncheon, Friday 8th March in Washington D.C. Joséphine Edwall Björklund, SVP Communications Essity, will give an opening speech addressing gender equality and economic empowerment of women. The theme of the lunch is: “Think equal. Act now.”

Click here to visit Essity IWD2019

BLS Position Paper For Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI)

There are many tools available, helping to support your clinical decision when deciding on correct compression therapy and what to do if you can't get an accurate ABPI reading.

This document may help you with these types of clinical decision making. Click on the picture to read this paper.

Facebook Live Education

The JOBST® team is very proud to announce we have joined forces with the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) again for another exciting Facebook Live event. This year we have a full programme of 10 events being delivered throughout 2019, covering a wide range of therapy areas and clinical needs.
Join us
Join us on 5th March 2019 at 7pm for our next exciting live training, via Facebook Live: "Dispelling the myth of chronic oedema / lymphoedema" broadcast straight to your device, in the comfort of your own home or workplace, presented by Rachel Drago, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in primary care.
What if I don’t use Facebook?
If you don’t use Facebook and really don’t want to, then all is not lost. We will be making a recording of the live event available to view at www.jcn.co.uk, 1-2 days after the event. If you want to be notified when it’s ready for you to view, then please email website@jcn.co.uk.

Register now at https://www.facebook.com/journalofcommunitynursing/

BLS Lymphoedema Awareness Week (LAW)3rd – 9th March 2019

Get your odd socks ready for the Sock It Challenge!

Email us and tell us what activities you are doing to support #LAW2019 jobst.uk@bsnmedical.com.

The BLS LAW week, is a great opportunity to help raise awareness of lymphoedema among health care professionals. Raising awareness of this chronic condition can make a huge difference, helping to reducing the prevalence, severity, and impact of lymphoedema by early recognition and intervention.

Be part of it! https://thebls.com/pages/law

Launching in Parliament Next Month ‘Commissioning Guidance for Lymphoedema Services for Adults in the UK’

On the 5th March, at a Parliamentary reception hosted by Tonia Antoniazzi MP, a great read and a must for all lymphoedema practitioners will be officially launched - 'Commissioning Guidance for Lymphoedema Services for Adults in the UK'. All MPs are being invited to support, with the launch being timely during Lymphoedema Awareness Week.

Learn more https://www.thebls.com/news-details/call-to-action-get-your-mp-involved

JOBST® Elvarex®: new Drug Tariff options

The JOBST® team are pleased to announce the newest option NOW available on Drug Tariff, JOBST® Elvarex® knee and elbow functional zones.

Knee Functional Zone

  • Available in RAL compression classes CCL2 - CCL4 Super
  • Drug Tariff code: L-A015

Elbow Functional Zone

  • Available in (C-G measuring points) in RAL compression classes CCL2 - CCL2 Forte
  • Drug Tariff code: U-A008

If you would like further information please send us an email to compression.uk@bsnmedical.com

Join this Exciting New Lymphoedema Community

Introducing a brand new patient and healthcare professional platform, helping to support awareness, education and living with lymphoedema.

Visit www.LymphConnect.co.uk and register today to become part of this exciting new lymphoedema community.

Follow these steps for registration:

  • Click ‘register as a healthcare professional’
  • Create a username (this will be seen by other users)
  • Enter your email address
  • Review the consent information
  • Click ‘register’
  • An email with a registration link will be sent to the email address provided
  • Click on the link within the email to complete the registration process
  • Important! You must click on the link to complete your registration. If you cannot find the email, check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’
  • Any problems in registering, please email support@lymphconnect.co.uk

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, affecting 1 in 8 women in the UK and this month raises awareness with 'Wear it Pink' on the 19th October, a campaign to support life-saving breast cancer research.

Lymphoedema can be one of the most dreaded and unfortunate outcomes of cancer treatment. The JOBST® team are helping to raise awareness of breast cancer related lymphoedema, supporting your patient’s to understand:

  • The lymphatic system and lymphoedema
  • Why cancer patients are more at risk of developing lymphoedema?
  • What can be done to help prevent the development of lymphoedema?
  • The signs and symptoms of lymphoedema
  • How lymphoedema can be effectively managed

Please contact your BSN medical Account Manager to request hard copies for your patients.

Prompt and Hassle-free Delivery

We know that ease of ordering and quick delivery of compression garments is extremely important to you and to your patients. With this in mind, we are now able to offer you the choice of sending your JOBST® Drug Tariff orders to JOBST Delivered. With our specialist Customer Service Team able to offer support and guidance every step of the way, we are confident you will not be disappointed. Why not give JOBST Delivered a try? Click here for more information or email jobstdelivered@bsnmedical.com.


We are excited to announce that JOBST ONLINE has now expanded to allow your JOBST Drug Tariff orders to be processed, as well as your invoice orders via an account. The majority of the functionality remains the same, however, at check-out a new payment option is now available, ‘prescription’. If this option is selected, the prescription must be obtained and sent to JOBST Delivered1. On receipt of the prescription form, your JOBST order will be processed. Our free and prompt delivery service, JOBST Delivered, will then dispense the product(s) to the delivery address you requested.

In addition, the layout of the ‘invoice’ and ‘approver’ function has been improved to prompt for the approver to be selected, if it is an invoice order, and to allow addresses to be more easily managed.

These exciting developments will be live from Thursday 4th October. Contact your Key Account Manager or our Customer Service team on 0845 122 3600 if you have any queries or need support.

Thank you for continuing to use JOBST ONLINE.

Twitter @JOBSTUK

We are excited to announce that JOBST twitter account ‘@JOBSTUK’ is now LIVE!

Twitter gives us the opportunity to provide you with the very latest news! Our posts will support events, education and raising awareness about lymphoedema to name just a few. Be sure to #JOBST if you are debating, discussing, talking about us or our products!

Thank you for supporting JOBST and we hope you enjoy being part of our Twitter community.

New additions to the JOBST® FarrowWrap® family - NOW on Drug Tariff

JOBST® FarrowWrap® 4000 (30-40mmHg) is for the treatment of leg ulceration, venous and lymphatic conditions. This new compression wrap system has been developed with:

  • An integrated donning aid for those patients with limited strength and dexterity
  • Four simple bands for ease of application
  • Choice of colours; black and beige
  • Choose from a wide range of sizes
  • A JOBST® FarrowHybrid sock (20-30mmHg) is supplied with JOBST FarrowWrap 4000

JOBST FarrowHybrid are discrete and provide compression from the foot to the ankle; available in 20-30mmHg and 30-40mmHg. Looking just like a normal sock, the JOBST FarrowHybrid is designed to be worn instead of a compression wrap footpiece and supports the wearing of normal shoes.

If you would like further information please click here to send us an email.

Cancer Related Lymphoedema - A Patient's Guide

Lymphoedema can be one of the most dreaded and unfortunate outcomes of cancer treatment. BSN medical are committed to provide quality education for both healthcare professionals and patients, as greater awareness of the condition will lead to better treatment outcomes for the patient. 

Education for patients at greater risk of developing lymphoedema is key in gaining early diagnosis and treatment. Educational materials will also help patients come to terms with their condition and provide them with reassurance, that with the right diagnosis and prompt treatment lymphoedema can be well managed.
Introducing new patient materials to support patients in understanding:

  • What the lymphatic system is
  • What lymphoedema is
  • Why cancer patients are more at risk of developing lymphoedema
  • What can be done to help prevent the development of lymphoedema
  • What the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema are
  • How lymphoedema can be effectively managed

To view the Cancer Related Lymphoedema Patient Booklet click here, or contact your BSN medical Account Manager to request hard copies for your patients.


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