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The Legs Matter campaign: ‘get loud for legs’ what a fantastic week we had!

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The Legs Matter campaign: ‘get loud for legs’ what a fantastic week we had!

Leanne Atkin
6 November 2020

So the 12th – 16th October was the Legs Matter awareness week, where we got ‘loud about legs’ and ‘shouted about feet’. COVID-19 is having many impacts, not just in terms patients directly infected by the virus, but by frightening patients into not leaving their homes or restricting people’s access to healthcare services. However, now more than ever we need to continue to raise the awareness of leg and feet conditions in an attempt to target prevention and early intervention. Despite COVID-19 we all recognise that individuals cannot afford to wait to tackle leg and foot problems. We need to empower patients not to remain silent and to remind health professionals that leg and foot patients may have gone quiet, but they have not gone away. We should ensure all patients are receiving the right care at the right time, as the longer that lower limb conditions go untreated the more costly and more a burden to healthcare services and the patient they become.

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