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SCS referral point
0300 123 3167
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Ashford, Ash, Aylesham, Canterbury, Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh
Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Rochester, Strood, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Crowborough and Uckfield
Faversham, Herne Bay, Sandwich, Thanet and Whitstable
Tonbridge, Tunbridge wells, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and surrounding area
Who we are
We are a team of health professionals who assess and give advice and treatment, if appropriate, to people showing symptoms of, or who are suffering from, lymphoedema.
We provide this service in Kent and Medway. Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling which usually happens in a limb, but any part of the body can be affected. The swelling is usually because the lymphatic system cannot function adequately. The condition affects more than 100,000 people in the UK.
What we do
We offer appropriate advice, support and treatment to patients who are at risk of developing lymphoedema. We also assess, plan and carry out appropriate care for patients suffering from mild to moderate or severe lymphoedema.
Our high-quality service reflects best professional practice and our clinics can be found in venues that are easy to get to. Our work also includes treating patients who may need palliative management of lymphoedema.
We help implement a daily self-management programme that will enhance quality of life and enable patients to work towards independent management of their oedema. We also help to educate other professionals who may come into contact with patients with chronic oedema.
How do you use this service?
You need to be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.