About Us

NLFI was established in 2015 with the aim of engaging with the appropriate members/stakeholders, government and health care organisations in order to develop a strategy for Lymphoedema Services in the Irish Republic and to promote and support the establishment of a clinical pathway for management of lymphoedema in the best interest of patient care.

Roles and Functions of NLFI

  • To increase awareness by raising the profile of Lymphoedema within the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE), National Cancer Care Programmes (NCCP), and the Department of Health.
  • To facilitate and/or contribute to better access to treatment for patients nationally.
  • To promote and petition Government Services for equity of access to services.
  • To help Healthcare Services to understand the real needs of patients and practitioners.
  • To increase understanding of Lymphoedema and its management, by creating and/or contributing to the development of education programmes.
  • To network through the ILF framework in order to establish supportive links and share knowledge.
  • To promote and document Best Practice and contribute to the overall ILF dataset.
  • To identify and map all Lymphoedema Practitioners nationally.
  • To keep ILF informed of new developments and issues that may arise nationally.
  • To carry out when appropriate the ILF Practice Survey.
  • To promote and support initiatives whose goals are to improve national/regional/local management of Lymphoedema.