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Introducing The Leg Club to curb high demand of leg ulcer appointments

After trialling a Leg Club set up by Ellie Lindsay, the Adam Practice in Dorset found they could benefit from the services and help reduce patient demand for leg ulcer appointments, and social isolation.

Like many practices, The Adam Practice treatment rooms were full and had high demand for leg ulcer appointments.

The practice consists of four surgeries and 32,500 patients. An internal practice audit demonstrated that more than 50% of appointments were for lower leg care, and a significant proportion of patients presenting with long term or recurrent ulcers.

Reviewing this, I felt there was a need to consider how we delivered care. Following investigations into different models of care and persuading a colleague to visit a Lindsay Leg Club in another county with me, we concluded that this was the best model to help us engage and empower our patients.

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