Dr Melanie Thomas

MBE, DProf, FCSP

Clinical Director for Lymphoedema Services in Wales

Area of expertise:

Melanie is the Clinical Director for Lymphoedema Services in Wales and was instrumental in developing equitable Lymphoedema Services in Wales and is responsible for the planning and strategic development of Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network. The Network is embedded in Value-Based Healthcare and aims to reduce waste, harm and variation as well as enhancing learning thus improving patient outcomes, patient experience and quality. Melanie is the Clinical Director of Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network.

Clinical Interests:

  • Establishing Value-Based Lymphoedema Services
  • Breast cancer related lymphoedema and risk reduction
  • Cellulitis management
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Chronic Oedema and Wet Legs/Wounds
  • Compression Therapy
  • Genital Oedema
  • Psychological effects of lymphoedema

Professional Profile:

Melanie has presented and published widely in delivering innovations in lymphoedema care and involved in many research studies. In 2013, Melanie was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and a Fellowship by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She is also a Director in the International Lymphoedema Framework.

Training and background:

Melanie qualified as a physiotherapist in 1994 from Cardiff University. She completed her Doctorate with Swansea University in 2018. She has trained in the Foeldi school, Leduc and Casley Smith method of lymphoedema management.

Main NHS Base:

Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network
Cimla Health and Social Care Centre
Neath
Wales

Dr Melanie Thomas

MBE, DProf, FCSP

Clinical Director for Lymphoedema Services in Wales

Area of expertise:

Melanie is the Clinical Director for Lymphoedema Services in Wales and was instrumental in developing equitable Lymphoedema Services in Wales and is responsible for the planning and strategic development of Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network. The Network is embedded in Value-Based Healthcare and aims to reduce waste, harm and variation as well as enhancing learning thus improving patient outcomes, patient experience and quality. Melanie is the Clinical Director of Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network.

Clinical Interests:

  • Establishing Value-Based Lymphoedema Services
  • Breast cancer related lymphoedema and risk reduction
  • Cellulitis management
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Chronic Oedema and Wet Legs/Wounds
  • Compression Therapy
  • Genital Oedema
  • Psychological effects of lymphoedema

Professional Profile:

Melanie has presented and published widely in delivering innovations in lymphoedema care and involved in many research studies. In 2013, Melanie was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and a Fellowship by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She is also a Director in the International Lymphoedema Framework.

Training and background:

Melanie qualified as a physiotherapist in 1994 from Cardiff University. She completed her Doctorate with Swansea University in 2018. She has trained in the Foeldi school, Leduc and Casley Smith method of lymphoedema management.

Main NHS Base:

Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network
Cimla Health and Social Care Centre
Neath
Wales

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