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Lymphoedema Awareness Week 5-11 March 2017?
This is a great time to be raising awareness of health care professionals about Lymphoedema and the often simple things they can do to make a huge difference to reducing the prevalence, severity, and impact of Lymphoedema by early recognition and intervention.
What are you planning?
Are you holding an event? Let us know and we can showcase the event on the website and promote it through our Facebook and Twitter pages. Interesting ideas? Again, let us know and we can share the information. If Tweeting, please start your message with #LymphAware and include @BritishLymph in the message so that it is easily picked up and retweeted.
Can we help?
- Download the GP Postcards from the BLS website and disseminate them widely.
- Look at last year’s events and pictures on the website for ideas.
- More ideas will be posted as fellow members start to share these – so look out for more on the way.
- The new Cellulitis Guidelines are on the website now - so disseminate the link or the document to appropriate colleagues by email and social media
- Contact your Regional Rep for help with co-ordination of activity locally
- Our Industry members are happy to help if they can – ask what they can do for you
- We have a special email footer (thanks to BSN Medical) that you can add to your messages to highlight LAW – just copy and paste this into messages or into your signature
- See the latest News & Views (out soon) for ideas about key messages.
- View Useful Documents At The Bottom Of The Page
WE NEED YOU!!
For the first time this year we are organizing a Thunderclap to ensure as many people as possible hear and learn about lymphoedema. A Thunderclap enables a single message to be sent to multiple social media accounts at the same time it can be FaceBook, Twitter or Tumblr as long as they have signed up in advance. It is for one occasion only but it goes much further. BLS will put out a message Sunday 5th March at 12md. Please add your support
- Please remember to contact your Regional Rep to let them know what is happening in your area and share ideas.
- Support the LSN “Sock it to Lymphoedema” campaign by wearing odd and outlandish socks to encourage people to ask about it.