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Welcome to Lyme Disease UK, a support organisation founded by Lyme disease patients and run by volunteers.

We are healthcare advocates campaigning for increased knowledge and awareness of Lyme disease and the associated factors. Our website is full of information and you can also find us on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to check out our online support group, browse the meet-up section and sign-up to our newsletter.

Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia, a spirochete bacteria. It’s the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere and there are multiple strains of the bacteria. Lyme disease is endemic in many parts of the United Kingdom, particularly in woodland or heath-land areas but disease carrying ticks can also be found in cities and gardens.

Public Health England estimates that there are 3,000 new cases of Lyme disease per year. However, this is likely to be a gross underestimate. There is a discrepancy in estimations and the exact number will likely remain unknown, due to the fact that Lyme disease is not a reportable condition and there are still many UK healthcare professionals and patients who are not able to identify and diagnose the condition.

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The Global Natural Healthcare Trust Charity Conference

“There has to be a way forward when you are living with Lyme Disease” On 25th November 2017, some LDUK members attended the conference ‘There has to be a way forward when you are living with Lyme Disease’  by The Global Natural Healthcare Charity Trust in Edinburgh. Hosted by charity […]

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Hope at Christmas by Morven-May MacCallum

Author Morven-May MacCallum reflects on 2017 and the hope it has brought her, achieving more than she could ever imagined.  Morven-May has combined her book promotion with raising awareness of Lyme disease and raising funds for Lyme Disease UK. Thank you Morven-May for all your support this year! Sometimes it […]

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Enjoythecountryside.com

Enjoythecountryside.com is a collaboration between Caudwell LymeCo charity and Lyme Disease UK. Our aim is to raise awareness of the dangers in the British countryside so that everyone can enjoy it to the maximum, whilst staying safe. Caudwell LymeCo charity Caudwell LymeCo is a registered charity whose aim is to […]

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AONM November 2017 – ‘Waking to a New Dawn’

Some of our team attended the Academy of Nutritional Medicine’s excellent international conference ‘Waking to a New Dawn: The Emergence of 21st Century Acquired Immune Deficiencies & Innovative Solutions’ on 19th November 2017 in London. There were stunning presentations from renowned experts, Professor Malcolm Hooper, Dr Sarah Myhill, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Dr. […]

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A Lyme Success Story!

Layers of Lyme Disease A Recovery Story by Hannah Green www.layersoflyme.com Hannah with best mate, Radar My name is Hannah Green. I’m 41 years old, British and currently live in Sydney, Australia. In my 20s I was very active, riding, sailing and travelling. After back-packing for a year I fell […]

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Our Response to the Draft NICE Guideline

‘An Inadequate Tool for Doctors and Patients, Seriously Undermined by Lack of Evidence’ Lyme Disease UK is a registered stakeholder in the NICE Lyme disease guideline writing process. As the UK’s largest patient support network, taking part in this process has been an important priority because once finalised, the guideline […]

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Dr Jodie Dashore – Expert Q&A Video

Dr. Jodie A. Dashore is an internationally recognized researcher, teacher and naturopathic physician. She specializes in the treatment of Tick Borne Infections, Complex Autism ™, and Mold/Biotoxin Illness. She currently works with patients from 17 countries around the world. Dr. Dashore trained in allopathic medicine (pediatric Neurology) and in multiple […]

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LDUK Attends ‘Unrest’ Preview

Earlier this year Lyme Disease UK was approached by the Unrest impact team who had been tasked with bringing the film to the UK and getting us involved  in promoting their award winning documentary across our various social media platforms. Written & filmed by ME sufferer Jennifer Brea, the film […]

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Lyme Disease: Where Am I At? by Rachel Bowerman

LDUK Social Media Manager, Rachel Bowerman, shares her latest post with us from her blog Blah, Blah, Blog. Ten years have now passed since the initial onset of my Lyme disease symptoms, and I’ve been on a learning journey since I discovered its presence early last year. Lyme disease and […]

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