About Us

L&R has more than 160 years of experience producing outstanding wound care and compression therapy products. We are a global company yet still have the values of a family-run business. Our vision for the future reflects our heritage and traditions: to shape the healthcare market by working with our customers to develop practical products with a focus on outstanding quality. Learn more

Lohmann & Rauscher

L&R here in the UK used to be called Activa Healthcare. Activa became part of the L&R family in 2008. L&R does not consider itself as solely a manufacturer and distributor, but as a preferred problem solver and reliable partner to our customers.


A multiple award winning company, L&R (formerly known as Activa Healthcare) has twice been presented with the Queen's Awards for Enterprise and Innovation. L&R (formerly known as Activa Healthcare) has received 3 stars as a top UK employer and has been awarded two, top 5 places in the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For 2008 and 2009. The Sunday Times awards are voted for by company employees making the awards especially valued.


L&R (formerly known as Activa Healthcare) is a member of the SDMA (Surgical Dressing Manufacturers Association). By becoming a member L&R is committed to:

  • Promoting high professional standards of business practice
  • Ensuring these standards are known to our customers
  • Encouraging the development and safe use of products in healthcare markets
  • Ensuring that purchases are made on the basis of merit and fitness for purpose
  • Being proactive about self regulation and anti-bribery procedures



L&R is proud to support Woundcare4Heroes a charity founded to meet the long term wound care needs of military personnel injured in battle.

To find out more or to make a donation visit

The Leg Club

Leg Clubs are an evidence based initiative which provide community-based treatment, health promotion, education and ongoing care for people of all age groups who are experiencing leg-related problems

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The Tissue Viability Society is dedicated to all tissue viability issues. The Society attracts members from all health care professions involved with tissue viability.

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