NICE Guidelines – What’s Next?

In 2015, LDUK registered as stakeholders in the process. Representatives from LDUK attended a stakeholder meeting in February 2016 and submitted our comments on the draft scope. NICE completes five steps before new guidelines are published. The Lyme disease guidelines are currently at step 3. The details of the steps […]

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Matt Dawson Speaks Out

Matt Dawson with LDUK Spokesperson, Samantha Ash On 21st August, rugby star Matt Dawson spoke out about his Lyme Disease diagnosis and subsequent heart surgeries. Dawson sustained a tick bite while out in a London park with his family. Talking initially to Radio Five Live he described his symptoms, the […]

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Finding Worth When Suffering by Sophie Ward

This month’s guest blogger is Sophie Ward, who is the author of the blog Sophantastic  in which she shares her experiences and reaches out to people with food intolerances, depression, chronic pain, nerve damage, chronic illness, Lyme Disease, co-infections, anxiety and low-self esteem. Her blog is full of stories and tips […]

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Children’s Poster Competition

LDUK hosted a children’s Lyme disease awareness poster competition as part of our school awareness pack campaign. We are delighted to announce the winner and the runners up! WINNER:  Hannah Grech, 10 years old St. Mellion C of E School Saltash RUNNERS UP: Laura Miles 9 years old St. Mellion C […]

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Summer 2017 Fundraisers

A couple of fantastic fundraisers for Lyme Disease UK have taken place recently. A massive thanks go to everyone involved! Literary Events The author of the novel ‘Finding Joy,’ Morven-May MacCallum has been raising some money for us at various literary events.  ‘Finding Joy’, is inspired by her own experience of […]

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Sonia O’Donnell – Expert Q&A Video

On 26th July 2017, LDUK was delighted to welcome Sonia O’Donnell from NTA Clinics to take part in a Q&A session with us, answering pre-submitted questions from group members. Thank you so much for joining us Sonia and for sharing your treatment approach and knowledge with us! Sonia is the […]

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Government Reviews Input

LDUK Participation in the Government Lyme Disease Reviews (This report has been produced in agreement with the researchers) In May 2016 it was announced by then Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, that the Government would be ordering a major review into Lyme disease. This followed meetings between John Caudwell, Veronica […]

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Lower Stress in Five Ways by Sarah Jones

Five Ways To Lower Stress Wherever You Are, and Help Your Recovery Many of us feel trapped by the daily rigors, but while we are very often told that the key is to move, or speak up or even, dance, most of us cannot bear the thought of doing these […]

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London Lyme Disease Protest 2017

On Tuesday 18th July 2017,  Lyme disease patients and loved ones gathered in Parliament Square in London to protest against the lack of care available in the UK for Lyme disease patients. Protesters handed out leaflets to the public to raise awareness and highlighted gaps in diagnosis, testing and treatment […]

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LDUK Awareness Webinar

LDUK is delighted to present our educational Webinar to raise awareness of Lyme disease and share some helpful tips. We hope it will be a valuable resource to any individuals or organisations wishing to learn more about the illness and the preventative steps which can be taken. A resource pack […]

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