LDUK Registers as Stakeholder for NICE Lyme Disease Guidelines

We are delighted to announce that the LDUK Co-Founders have registered as stakeholders for the upcoming National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Lyme disease guideline writing process. If any other patient groups or organisations would like to register as stakeholders, please check your eligibility and complete this online […]

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Questions Posed to Lyme Disease Action

During the recent media coverage of Lyme disease, quotes from Lyme Disease Action provoked some concern amongst LDUK members that the charity wasn’t representing patients accurately. Some of the information given out was called into question as well as the role of the charity. Lyme Disease Action then requested that […]

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Local Patient Support Groups

There are regular as well as occasional local face to face patient support groups (not run by LDUK), happening around the UK. Keep checking back to see if there’s one happening near you! These groups give patients and carers the opportunity to meet people in a similar situation nearby, make […]

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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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AONM Lifting the Veil 2 Conference

  On Sunday 15th November 2015, a conference was hosted by The Academy of Nutritional Medicine (AONM) in London featuring some of the best brains in the Lyme disease community. The presentations will shortly be available on the AONM website and a DVD will be released in the future. Professor B […]

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Tick Removal – Using Tweezers or a Tick Removal Tool

If you find an embedded tick in your skin, what do you do?  The longer a tick is left to feed, the higher the chances are that it will pass on any diseases it’s carrying. Incorrect removal will also increase the chances of disease transmission. So whilst it is important to […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a spirochetal bacteria known as Borrelia. It is most commonly transmited through the bite of an infected tick. It is possible for a mother to pass the disease on to her unborn child and more research is […]

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