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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | December 2017

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The collaborative, community approach of the Leg Club model

The collaborative, community approach of the Leg Club model
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Article topics: Wound Care

Leg ulcer management presents a significant challenge to primary care, as not only is it costly in terms of resources, but is closely linked to social isolation and low mood. Research has also demonstrated that lonely people are more likely to visit their GP, have higher use of medication, higher incidence of falls and increased risk factors for long-term care (Cohen et al, 2006), thus a greater impact on healthcare services.