Advice and support
Blesma offers advice and support to Members who may have been fitted for a prosthesis or are awaiting fitting. Our Support Officers are ideally placed to help you get the best service possible, and we have an in-house prosthetics expert who can assist directly with our Members prosthetic issues. Contact between Members can be facilitated where required also - sometimes just having someone to talk to with similar experiences can help.
Blesma works closely with the Health Services across the UK to ensure that the latest advances in mobility are converted into practical solutions that can benefit all our Members. As a specialist Charity, Blesma recognises the holistic needs of Members, and where necessary, can put you in touch with external agencies and charities that can offer bespoke support.
We do not provide Member's prosthetics, but we do help prosthetists develop their skills at undergraduate and PhD level.
Anyone fitted for a prosthesis will know that the socket fit is paramount and it is often the cause of most issues. Blesma keeps up to date with developments in this area and encourages research and development, maintaining close links with NHS centre teams, Defence Medical Services and industry.
Blesma understands that you are an individual with individual needs.
In the last year we:
- In 2022, Blesma achieved 370 successful advanced prosthetic component applications (95% success rate in submissions) for our Members, valued at £2,345,148.
How do I contact the Prosthetics Support Officer?