UK Lyme Disease Patient Survey

Patient led campaign Fight Lyme Now has produced a survey on the experiences of Lyme disease patients in this country to obtain data. Mr. Neil Coyle, MP for Old Southwark and Bermondsey began hosting the survey but it has now been taken over by Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon who […]

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Fight Lyme Now Campaign Goes Live!

The ‘Fight Lyme Now’ campaign was set up by LDUK group member Demetrios Loukas and comprises of a patient survey hosted by Neil Coyle MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark and a petition for UK citizens to sign. The survey needs a minimum of 1,000 UK Lyme disease patients to […]

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John Caudwell Speaks Out

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and billionaire, John Caudwell, has recently spoken out about his son, Rufus, and other family members being diagnosed with Lyme disease. He launched a monumental media campaign to spread the word, which included a live interview on ITV’s show ‘This Morning‘, during which he explained how the disease […]

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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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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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