Media Coverage of Lipoedema

We love seeing Lipoedema in the news! See below for links to articles, interviews and radio programmes that feature Lipoedema UK and patients affected by the condition.

Great video from Granada TV

Lipoedema UK is continuing to speak to the press as much as possible about the condition, so we can spread awareness and help our members find out about good treatment options.

Please continue to support us with donations, so we can share research and findings from our surveys with the media.

Lipoedema UK on Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour

BBC Radio 4’s Womans Hour’s features how Lipoedema patients have been left without surgical options in the UK following the NICE review into liposuction. Presenter Krupta Hardy interviewed Lipoedema UK’s Chair, Sharie Fetzer, along with ‘Maria’, who spoke eloquently about the devastating effects now her surgery has been cancelled.

Thank you, Woman’s Hour, we’ve had a lot of great feedback on how the programme has raised awareness of the issue for us.

Women in dire need denied surgery and treatments

A survey by charity Lipoedema UK highlights that a bleak future could await UK women with a debilitating condition called Lipoedema because life-changing treatments and surgery are not available on the NHS. Many risk their future and that of their family by taking out loans and spending savings to finance private treatments.

Preview results of 2019 Lipoedema UK survey report are available to download here.

Anne Henry, a Lipoedema sufferer, presented her story about her problems getting a diagnosis and treatment to the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Women’s Health. Read her story here.

This issue was covered on BBC News on Saturday, 9th February 2019 in a piece that contrasted Anne and another woman who has had liposuction treatment for her Lipoedema:

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There is another version of this BBC News report, about St George’s Hospital and liposuction for Lipoedema, which is also worth a look.

Lipoedema UK also conducted a focus group with patients in June 2018 to explore how patients felt liposuction had impacted on their Lipoedema and their life. Download the focus group report.

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