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About us

L&R Medical are UK market leaders in the world of compression and proud suppliers to the NHS.

We’ve been making and distributing our high-quality compression wear since 1998.  We were previously known as Activa Healthcare – and one of our most popular brands still carries that name. 

You’re in safe hands

We’re part of the Lohmann & Rauscher global group of companies. L&R Global has more than 160 years of experience producing outstanding wound care and compression therapy products.

Proud supporters

L&R are proud sponsors and supporters of these organisations.

Legs Matter

The Legs Matter campaign is raising awareness and understanding of conditions of the lower leg and foot, and to ensure the timely and effective care of them amongst the public and healthcare professionals.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides support for UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship – often because of illness, disability, domestic abuse and the effects of older age.

The Lymphoedema Support Network

The Lymphoedema Support Network is a registered charity and the UK's national patient support organisation for lymphoedema. The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) educates and supports other patients with this condition by providing a high standard of information and promoting self-help.

The Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

The Leg Club Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting the wellbeing of people with leg-related problems, regardless of age. Formed as a registered charity in 2005 it acts as an umbrella organisation to promote and support health promotion initiatives including raising awareness of preventative management of all aspects of lower limb disease amongst the public.

The Leg Ulcer Forum is a dedicated executive comprising specialist practitioners and educationalists involved in clinical and education practice. The Leg Ulcer Forum also has a network of committees in Scotland and Ireland as well as key links to Wales ensuring evidence based practice is promoted throughout the UK.

The British Lymphology Society is the leading charitable organisation for lymphoedema in the UK, providing support and professional advice to healthcare professionals and others, to improve the health of those living with lymphoedema / chronic oedema in the UK.