Lymphoedema information for healthcare professionals

Information on this page is for healthcare professionals treating lymphoedema and lipoedema.  

Lymphoedema information for service users is available here

On this page:

Lymphoedema guidelines

Guidelines for the diagnosis, assessment and management of lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema guidelines 2022 (PDF, 3MB, 165 pages)

Model of care

Lymphoedema clinical guideline for the diagnosis, assessment and management of lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema and lipoedema treatment - a model of care 2018 (PDF, 2.7MB, 74 pages)

Assessment forms

Genital assessment form (PDF, 332KB, 4 pages)

Genital questionnaire men (PDF, 238KB, 2 pages)

Genital questionnaire women (PDF, 193KB, 2 pages)

Head and neck assessment form (PDF, 181KB, 3 pages)

Circumferential measurement form/volume calculator (PDF, 317KB, 13 pages)


Early detection pathway (PDF, 176KB, 1 page)

Paediatric lymphoedema pathway (PDF, 125KB, 1 page)

Adult lymphoedema pathway (PDF, 112KB, 1 page)

Upper limb pathway (PDF, 159KB, 1 page)

Lower limb pathway (PDF, 160KB, 1 page)

Red legs pathway (PDF, 239KB, 1 page)

Lymphorrhea pathway (PDF, 238KB, 1 page)

Lymphoedema risk for cancer patients information sheets

Download the information sheets relevant for your patient.  All patients should be given the generic sheets with the appropriate body-specific sheet:

Generic patient information sheets

Activity to reduce your risk of lymphoedema (PDF, 1.4MB, 4 pages) 

Cellulitis and lymphoedema (PDF, 639KB, 2 pages)

Take care of your skin (PDF, 549KB, 2 pages)

Travel and lymphoedema (PDF, 592KB, 1 page)

Manage your weight (PDF, 605KB, 1 page)

What is cancer-related lymphoedema? (PDF, 806KB, 2 pages)

Body-specific patient information sheets

What is your risk of leg lymphoedema? (PDF, 666KB, 2 pages)

What is your risk of arm lymphoedema? (PDF, 660KB, 2 pages)

Early signs of breast lymphoedema (PDF, 661KB, 1 page)

Early signs of genital lymphoedema (PDF, 590KB, 1 page)

Early signs of head and neck lymphoedema (PDF, 630KB, 2 pages)


Kay Morris