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 this being the first time the UK has had two separate protests, there was a good turn out at both events. Some LDUK group members also held their own smaller protests and awareness drives in their home towns too. For more see the LDUK Facebook page’s photo album.
A book of patient stories was handed into the Department of Health and the MP for Waterloo, Simon Hughes came along and talked about the need for Lyme disease to be discussed in parliament.
Leaflets were handed out to the public and everyone enjoyed being able to meet other sufferers and their families.