New ILADS Guidelines

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) have produced new evidence-based guidelines for the management of patients with Lyme disease. The guidelines address three clinical questions; The usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites The effectiveness of erythema migrans treatment The role of antibiotic retreatment in patients with persistent manifestations of […]

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Worldwide Lyme Disease Protests – UK 2014

Over the weekend of 16th and 17th May, the UK hosted two protests in Manchester and London. These events were part of the Worldwide Lyme Disease Protests to raise awareness and protest against the flawed IDSA Lyme disease diagnostic and treatment guidelines which influence UK policy on Lyme disease. Despite […]

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NHS National Referral Clinic To Close

The NHS National Lyme Disease Referral clinic that has been open for just 6 months has closed. We had heard reports from patients of the clinic that the service was going to be discontinued in its present form from February 2014 onwards. In late February we asked Dr Dryden what […]

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Lyme disease awareness month & UK protest promotional graphics

Our group members have been busy making promotional graphics and banners for the upcoming Lyme disease awareness month of May and the UK’s part in the Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest. We encourage them to be widely shared both on and off the internet. More information can be found about the protest […]

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Worldwide Lyme Disease Protest 2014

In the UK, Lyme disease isn’t well known and the mainstream view remains, especially amongst Infectious Disease consultants that the disease is hard to catch and easy to treat. The public are largely unaware of tick bite prevention or the seriousness of Lyme and associated diseases. We protest to try […]

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New Map of Medicine & UK Guidelines

Public Health England have confirmed that they are to coordinate the development of new UK guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of cases of Lyme disease, They first announced it at the PHE London Conference in October but it’s very reassuring to see it in black and white. “Brooks said guidance […]

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Group Questions Answered

Lyme Disease UK submitted a document containing 59 questions for the staff at the Rare & Imported Pathogens lab and the new Lyme Disease Referral Clinic at Winchester before the PHE Lyme disease conference in October 2013. These were compiled by our discussion group members in collaboration. We hoped that […]

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PHE Lyme Disease Conference 2013

Public Health England held a Lyme disease conference in London on 9th October 2013. Speakers included Dr Tim Brooks from the Rare & Imported Pathogens Lab, Dr Matthew Dryden who is running the new national Lyme disease referral clinic in Winchester, Dr Alastair Miller Infectious Disease consultant, The Countess of […]

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