Accelerate believes Legs Matter
Together we’re transforming wound and lymphoedema care.
We’re a founding member and one of the of the eight healthcare charities and not-for-profit organisations which form the Legs Matter coalition. The Legs Matter coalition is working together to increase awareness, understanding and action about lower leg and foot conditions among patients, public and healthcare professionals.
Legs Matter gained some funding initially from it’s coalition members as well as the Urgo Foundation and is now funded by their corporate partners. The campaign operates under the governance of the Tissue Viability Society.
Why do Legs Matter? Standing up for legs and feet
Every day, thousands of people’s quality of life is devastated by the lack of support and advice on the prevention of lower leg and foot conditions and the failure to correctly diagnose and treat them. Alongside our colleagues and Legs Matter, we’re determined to change this.
All partners in Legs Matter believe:
- Non-healing wounds of the leg and foot are one of the biggest health challenges of our time but it is a challenge that can be solved
- Everyone has a right to good-quality lower leg and foot care that promotes healing and reduces the risk of harm
- We need to improve awareness, understanding and treatment of lower leg and foot conditions
- We can achieve more by working together than we can by working alone
Why are we involved?
With our colleagues at Legs Matter, we share a vision to stop unnecessary harm and suffering for patients – here at Accelerate, we view this as preventable harm. As part of this effort, as a community interest company, we already offer services to improve physical access to exceptional care and the latest innovative thinking and education through both our Centre for Excellence & Innovation and our Academy.
Our mission is clear: we are fully committed to changing how care for leg conditions is delivered to ensure that it is driven by excellence with the patient at the heart of the decision making. Accelerate views this as preventative harm.
Our campaign aims to stop the daily harm of poor leg ulcer management for patients and the health economy. A very exciting goal!
Executive Director – CEO of Accelerate CIC
The cost of care
Imagine just how much money could be saved if patients received the right care from the start.