Best practice guidelines for the management of lipoedema
Williams, Anne F.
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Hardy, D. & Williams, A. (2017) Best practice guidelines for the management of lipoedema, British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 22, , pp. S44-S48,
The Best Practice Guidelines for the management of lipoedema were published earlier this year by Wounds UK, following a collaborative development and peer review process. This paper provides an overview of the development process, and a summary of key messages from the guidelines. The idea of establishing UK-specific guidelines was first discussed by a group of clinicians in 2015. Supported by Wounds UK, industry and third sector partners, an Expert Working Group was brought together in September 2016. This initial meeting was the start of a creative process, and provided a framework for the subsequent development of the evidence-based guidelines.