Tower Hamlets lymphoedema referral
The service operates Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and supports any patient who meets the referral criteria below.
Conditions to be meet in order for a patient to be successfully referred:
✓ The patient has at least one of the following:
Chronic oedema / lymphoedema
History of repeated cellulitis related to oedema
Secondary lymphoedema to cancer
✓ Systemic causes have been ruled out
Referrals will not accepted for the following:
x Known ischaemia of the affected limb
x Varicose veins
x Routine Doppler in the absence of swelling
x Venous or other ulceration
x Unstable cardiac / renal failure
x Absence of swelling
You must provide a comprehensive medical history to support assessment. It is sufficient to attach an EMIS summary.