Expert Services

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TREATMENT

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EXPERT WITNESS

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CONSULTANCY

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EDUCATION

Treatment

Jane is qualified to treat adults with all types of lymphoedema, lipoedema and all elements of pre and post cosmetic surgery and liposuction. At an initial appointment, Jane will determine the cause of your swelling and advise on the treatment needed in accordance with your clinical symptoms, general wellbeing and lifestyle. Jane has the clinical expertise and experience to identify situations that contraindicate treatment, and advise, or refer on for medical opinion accordingly.

 

Treatment aims to:

  • Reduce swelling

  • Remove bruising and tenderness

  • Reduce / remove the pain, ache and heaviness affecting the swollen part

  • Improve mobility and function of the affected area

  • Prevent infection (cellulitis)

  • Educate to enable self-management around individual lifestyle

  • Provide advice and support with psychological and practical issues

Treatment can include some or all of the following components:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage (lymphatic massage)

  • Oncology massage

  • Lymphoedema bandaging

  • Kinesio taping

  • Compression garments

Expert Witness

Jane undertakes medico-legal work as an expert witness and in matters relating to lymphoedema: Claimant and Defence (Civil).  She is a member of The Expert Witness Institute and expertwitness.co.uk  

  • Negligence or a Breach of Statutory Duty

  • Causation

  • Injury, Loss or Damage

  • Condition and Prognosis reports

 

  • Please contact Jane for further details.

Consultancy

Jane has developed and established 8 lymphoedema services across the south east of England.   Based on this experience, she is able to offer a consultancy service for organisations and stakeholders involved in lymphoedema provision.  Organised and delivered to meet individual needs, consultancy can be offered throughout the UK and include:

  • Advice for stakeholders seeking guidance with the commissioning of lymphoedema services

  • Guidance for obtaining a Care Quality Commission (CQC) licence, including the Key lines of Enquiry

  • Bespoke teaching of healthcare professionals

  • Treating patients with complex clinical needs

 

 

Please contact for details and costs for all services   

Education

As an experienced educator, Jane has a long history of teaching at events and for many organisations e.g. national conferences, universities, private nursing homes, hospices and NHS community services. Jane is therefore able to tailor lymphoedema education to the needs of patients and healthcare professionals. Subject to the cost of travel, she is able to travel to deliver the education.

Examples of accredited training (CPD points) include:

  • The lymphatic system (anatomy & physiology)

  • Lymphoedema treatments & their pathophysiological effect

  • Comprehensive assessment of lymphoedema

  • Lymphoedema in the palliative setting (to include bandaging for lymphorrhoea

TESTIMONIALS

PATIENTS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Very helpful and reassuring talk. Wonderful support and answers to many worries.

Learnt a lot today, thank you.  Very clearly explained, good informative session.  Look forward to the next one.

Brilliant, really important and useful information. Thank you very much.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Thoroughly enjoyed the training. I will question my practice prior to treatment.  I feel more confident and would like to learn more!

Helpful with the pathophysiology.  It has helped me to answer questions about what has caused the oedema.

It will help me give the right care to patients who have an oedema.

Publishing

Jane has published the following articles:  

  • Board, J, & Harlow, W (2001).  Lymphoedema 1: components and function of the lymphatic system. British Journal of Nursing, 11 (5): 304 – 310.

  • Board, J, & Harlow, W (2001).  Lymphoedema 2: classification, signs, symptoms and diagnosis.  British Journal of Nursing, 11 (6): 389 – 396.

  • Board, J & Harlow, W (2001).  Lymphoedema 3: the available treatments for Lymphoedema.  British Journal of Nursing,11 (7): 438 – 451.

  • Board, J (2009). Lymphoedema: improving practice. Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (6): 9 – 15.

  • Board, J & Anderson, J (2013).  Treatment of lymphorrhoea in limbs and in advanced disease.  Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 7 (1): 10 - 15

  • Board, J & Anderson, J (2013).  Treatment of lymphorrhoea in limbs and in advanced disease. British Journal of Community Nursing 18 (4). Supplement; 20 –25

  • Board, J & Anderson, J (2014).  The comprehensive treatment of a gross oedematous foot and the impact of outcomes for the patient.  (Poster entry).  International Lymphoedema Conference, Glasgow 2014 

  • Board, J & Anderson, J (2018).  Improving patient access to compression garments: an alternative approach. Journal of Lymphoedema, 2018, Vol 13, No: 1

Jane has been an advisor and contributor with the following national health policy and consensus documents:

  • NICE(2014). National Institute of Clinical Excellence: Clinical Guideline 81: Advanced Breast Cancer (update)

  • BLS (2019). The British Lymphology Society: The National Lymphoedema Tariff Guide.

  • NLP(2019). National Lymphoedema Partnership: Commissioning Guidance for Lymphoedema Services for Adults in the United Kingdom.

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