Date lodged: 28 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to increase understanding and awareness of lipoedema.
Answered by: Shona Robison 13 September 2017
Healthcare professionals and the public are a supported by the provision of information produced by different organisations e.g. the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) e-learning course in partnership with Lipoedema UK (also endorsed by Royal College of Nursing and available free to healthcare professionals in the UK) and by organisations such as Lipoedema UK, Talk Lipoedema, British Lymphology Society and Lymphoedema Support Network. Specialists in the field support their colleagues, such as general practitioners, nurses and other healthcare professionals, by directing them to the RCGP course and the resources available from other organisations.