Become a member of Lipoedema UK 

We are committed to creating a brighter future for our members and their families. By becoming a member, you’re about to play a vital role in our work.

We offer two types of membership to Lipoedema UK – membership for individuals and membership for Healthcare Professionals.

Individual Membership – £25 p.a.

Benefits include:

  • Lipoedema UK’s  GP Information Pack – leaflets and information on resources to share with your GP
  • Research papers and Lipoedema UK articles to help patients and health professionals manage lipoedema 
  • Email newsletters with updates on Lipoedema UK activities and latest developments
  • Membership of our exclusive Health and Wellbeing community weekly “online/zoom” sessions. These involve a combination of  Q & A sessions with our nurse consultants team and presentations from a range of experts. 
  • Invitations to lipoedema events and conferences
  • Opportunity to participate in research projects 
  • Lipoedema UK Awareness/Fundraising posters, badges & postcards
UK Membership
International Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare Professional Membership – £25 p.a.

Lipoedema UK recognise the important role that Healthcare professionals play in treating patients with lipoedema and appreciate your dedication and expertise.  We support clinics and all Healthcare Professionals treating patients with lipoedema through our activities, events and publications.  

Benefits include copies of:

  • ‘UK Best Practice Guidelines for The Management of Lipoedema.
  • “Heard of Lipoedema ” – badges, postcards & posters
  • Information on the Royal College of GP’s E learning course and other healthcare professional resources
  • Lipoedema UK leaflets for you and your patients                      
  • Lipoedema UK email newsletters 
  • Membership of our exclusive Health and Wellbeing community weekly “online/zoom” sessions. These involve a combination of  Q & A sessions with our nurse consultants team and presentations from a range of experts. 
  • Latest research and news

UK Healthcare Professional Membership

Become an Ambassador for Lipoedema UK

As a Lipoedema UK Ambassador you will take part in events, give general information about Lipoedema and about our charity and work to healthcare professionals. 

You may also organise events in your local area yourself, or participate in events which are attended by the general public as well as healthcare professionals.

 What skills, knowledge and experience do you need to do this role?

  • Passion for raising further awareness of lipoedema with a variety of people
  • Enthusiasm and confidence to engage people in conversation, listen and understand their experiences, level of knowledge and engage with their queries. Be good at listening, not just talking!
  • Ability to clearly describe key issues and the way lipoedema affects people
  • Desire to represent Lipoedema UK, raise awareness of our work and to encourage people to become members or support us further
  • Willingness to be “on message” and consistent with our publications or positions on issues, distinguishing carefully any comments relating to your personal experiences
  • The ability to work in a team with other Lipoedema UK volunteers, balancing your own initiative with taking guidance from more experienced volunteers
  • Ability to manage your own feelings when dealing with questions, to hand over to other volunteers if that is more suitable or refer enquiries on
 
Lipoedema UK are:

Affiliated with the British Journal of Nursing  Nurse of the Year – Chronic Oedema Award  2018 (bjnawards.co.uk)

A members of the British Lymphology Society (BLS)

An International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) Partner Organisation

Affiliated with “Legs Matter”

Patient support group member of “British Association of Dermatologists”

Together we can beat Lipoedema