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June 9th, 2016

Another very enjoyable afternoon tea at Palmer’s Garden Centre, Enderby with 36 members and guests enjoying a mixture of savoury and sweet offerings.

Beverley devised a quiz which taxed brains during the tea.

MEDICAL STUDENT PRIZE

Part of the constitution of the LLSG states that the group will work towards advancing the education of the public about Lymphoedema. This also includes trying to advance the knowledge of Lymphoedema amongst the healthcare professionals in Leicestershire.

To that end we have recently met with Professor Nick London, Associate Dean and Head of the Medical School and Professor of Surgery at the University of Leicester, to discuss the possibility of the LLSG sponsoring a prize for student work on the topic of Lymphoedema.

The meeting went very well as the University’s approach to teaching will involve more interaction with patients. The prize is still to be decided but may include a video rather than written work so that it can be kept and shown to future students.

Initially the Professor is working on a short video on Lymphoedema to be shown to students at the start of their course. I have ‘volunteered’ to be interviewed for this as a patient.

In the future volunteers may be required to participate in interacting with students and I would urge you to consider being part of this process. If you are interested please let me know.

Jane

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