PURBECK Leg Club opened its doors for the first time this month.

The new service is open to members of the public every Monday from 9am until 12pm.

Organisers say leg clubs help people with lower leg problems including leg ulcers.

"They have been shown to improve ulcer healing rates, reduce recurrence of ulcers and are based on a social model of care," said registered nurse Rowena Corbin.

Purbeck Leg Club is being held at Wareham Parish Hall, The Quay, Wareham.

All six GP surgeries in The Purbeck Primary Care Network are involved and the club will adhere to the strict infection control guidelines.

Rowena said: "Leg clubs are a unique partnership between the NHS and the local community.

"Purbeck Leg Club relies on the dedication and commitment of local volunteers. So, if you feel you could spare some time to help the leg club, or with fundraising please contact your surgeries Patient Participation Group (PPG) or your practice nurse."