Death Of Jan Linton

Lyme Disease Action was saddened to note the following story reported in the press on 11th April 2008. It appears unfortunately Miss Linton was one of a relatively small percentage of Lyme disease victims who become very neurologically affected by the infection. In her case this appears to have happened quite quickly and this led [...]

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Government responds to E-petition

The full response can be viewed here http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page15023.asp We were disappointed to read the response referred to above, as it repeats almost verbatim the standard position on Lyme disease that has been adopted by the HPA’s Lyme Reference Unit (LRU). In previous correspondence with the Department of Health we have already demonstrated that much of [...]

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Questions in House of Commons

Hugo Swire MP asks about Lyme disease On 9th January 2008, Health minister, Dawn Primarolo supplied replies to two Parliamentary questions put by Hugo Swire MP for East Devon. Click on the blue links below to view the two questions. LDA’s responses to these latest Parliamentary questions can be read below.“ Question One Read Parliamentary [...]

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MPs meet with LDA

26th November 2007 Contact: Stephanie Woodcock on 01326 375419 and 07833 623713 or Katy Weston on 07789 435822 MPs meet with Lyme disease charity to discuss what can be done to help Lyme patients left out in the cold by the NHS. MPs are meeting on November 27th with representatives of Lyme Disease Action (LDA) [...]

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Questions in House of Lords

Lyme Disease Action comments upon House of Lords questions dated 22 October 2007 Click here to read the questions and answers on They Work For You Website We welcome the fact that Lord Darzi, speaking on behalf of the Department of Health, has given more information upon Lyme disease to the House of Lords. However, [...]

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Letter to Alan Johnson MP

Lyme Disease Action letter 17th October 2007 To: Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP Secretary of State for Health From: Stephanie Woodcock Chair Lyme Disease Action 53 Kernick Road Penryn TR10 8NS 17th October 2007 In reply to: From the Department of Health Dated: 15th June 2007 Ref: PO00000210663   Dear Mr Johnson, Lyme Disease Action [...]

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Letter to Caroline Flint MP

Lyme Disease Action’s Response To The Department Of Health. We Want Answers To These Questions Lyme Disease Action’s response to the letter from Caroline Flint MP, minister with responsibility for Public Health, is reproduced here below. Since this document is our first response to the Department of Health’s stated position on Lyme, it contains many [...]

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Letter from LDA to Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of Stae for Health

This letter is also available in PDF, Tel: 01326 375419 19th February 2007 Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP Secretary of State for Health Department of Health Richmond House Whitehall London SW1 Dear Ms Hewitt, Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis*, in the United Kingdom. The charity Lyme Disease Action is seeking government action upon [...]

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LDA Launches ‘Lobby For Lyme’

PRESS RELEASE from LYME DISEASE ACTION Registered charity 1100448. February 2007 Contacts: Stephanie Woodcock on 01326 375419 and Katy Weston 0208 279 0378 Lyme Disease Action launch ‘Lobby for Lyme’ calling on the Government to take action to tackle this serious and growing health problem Lyme Disease Action is launching ‘Lobby for Lyme’ – a [...]

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Press release by Julia Goldsworthy MP

PRESS RELEASE FROM JULIA GOLDSWORTHY MP Liberal Democrat MP for the Falmouth and Camborne Constituency Date:  12th February 2007   MP BACKS LOCAL LYME DISEASE CAMPAIGN Following the Launch of the Lyme Disease Action Charity in Penryn, local MP Julia Goldsworthy has tabled a Parliamentary Motion, calling on the Government to take more action to [...]

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