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Service Name:

Exeter Lymphoedema Service



Cancer Services





General description of what the service does:

Assesses, treats  and supports patients with the management of primary and secondary lymphoedema


Service provision:

The Lymphoedema Out Patient service is run by Macmillan Nurses and provides assessment and treatment clinics for patients with lymphoedema secondary to cancer and primary lymphoedema. We aim to provide guidance, education and treatment as necessary. We also provide an advisory/support service for patients with chronic oedema who come under our referral criteria.

We aim to:-

Treatments may include:

- Compression therapy with specialist hosiery and bandaging.
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
- Simple Lymphatic Drainage teaching (SLD)
- Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC)
- Medical taping
- Pre and post -operative assessments/ follow-up for certain
  surgical patients

Where are you located:

RD&E Heavitree Hospital level 1


Treatments and procedures done:

Compression treatments with garments and/or multi- layer lymphoedema bandaging, skin care and exercise.


Medical conditions treated:

Primary and secondary lymphoedema


Wards you work with:

We run an out patient service


Contact phone number:

01392 405655


Brief description of what staff makes up your team:

This is a nurse- led clinic

GP referral via DRSS (for referral criteria please refer to service definition) Consultant/Clinical Nurse Specialists/Inpatient referrals via letter.


Opening times:

08:30 – 17:00 
Daily out patients clinics


List of any charity partners:

Macmillan Cancer support


Divisional Director Specalist Services:

Natalie Wickins 


Clinical Director:

Tina Grose, Lead Cancer Nurse


Cluster Managers Cancer Services:

Ray Walker


Contact email address (for health professionals):