Why Were Leg Clubs Set Up?

 In 1993, Ellie Lindsay, a district nurse in Suffolk, became aware of evidence that social factors and isolation could significantly affect individuals response to lower limb 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.

The Leg Club Model was conceived as a unique partnership between Practice and District nursing teams and the local community, in which individuals are empowered, through a sense of ownership, to become stakeholders in their own treatment.