About the Lindsay Leg Club Foundation
The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation (the Foundation) was established in December 2004 with the main objective of facilitating and managing the co-ordinated growth of the network of the Leg Clubs and to provide the Clubs with any information and support that they may require. The Foundation achieved charitable status in September 2005.
Individual Clubs are members of the central Foundation and operate according to the Lindsay LegClub Model. The model is set out in a practical Handbook which details how Clubs can be established and which defines the procedures, policies and standards that the Clubs must adhere to.
The Foundation operates a central website for Clubs, their members and other interested parties as well as issuing a quarterly newsletter and running a helpline to respond to operational and clinical enquiries. It also organises and runs leg ulcer national awareness campaigns.
Systematic demographic, clinical and financial audit via standard templates is a key feature of Leg Club practice. Protecting members' anonymity through a simple referencing system, the information is collated and analysed, and key measures and trends reported to the Foundation. The UK currently has no means of auditing standards of care, costs, infection or demographics in a sector that is estimated to cost the NHS £1 billion per year. It is intended that the Foundation will use the data collected at the Leg Clubs as a tool to:
The overriding objective of the Foundation is to protect and preserve health amongst those experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, leg ulcers and/or associated conditions.
Currently the Foundation is funded through corporate gift aid that is kindly being provided by some of the key companies within the health care Industry.
Leg Club the logo and text is protected by a Registered Trade Mark in the UK and Australia.