Why were Leg Clubs set up?

 In 1995, Ellie Lindsay, a district nurse in Suffolk, became aware of evidence that social factors and isolation could significantly affect leg ulcer patients' response to treatment. This led Ellie to introduce the concept of community-based leg ulcer care which has grown into a network of evidence-based leg ulcer clinics that have subsequently won a number of awards. These clinics are known as Leg Clubs.

leg club logoThe Leg Club Model was conceived as a unique partnership between the district nursing team and the local community, in which patients are empowered, through a sense of ownership, to become stakeholders in their own treatment.