House of Lords Debate

On Thursday 22nd October, the Lords held a short debate on Lyme disease in Grand Committee. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to combat Lyme disease and other tick-related illnesses. Prior to the debate LDA had issued a House of Lords Briefing, providing sections on basic facts on Lyme disease, what [...]

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2015 conference presentations

The 14th LDA Conference was held this year on 15th September at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. All the speakers’ presentations are now available to download in PDF format. See the conference page here

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Responding to The Times

On 29th September a letter was published in The Times newspaper by a retired medic, where he promoted a view of Lyme disease that we felt was outdated and not supported by the evidence. We duly wrote to The Times to point out the factual errors. Our letter was not published, so we asked why. [...]

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LDA Conference – draft programme

We now have most speakers confirmed and the draft programme is available. We will look at the evidence for treatment failures and the real difficulties this causes to patients and doctors.  We will then switch to exploring the reasons for this and what we might be able to do about it. Borrelia persisters – what [...]

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Flyer for RCGP e-learning module

As reported last year, LDA worked with the Royal College of General Practitioners to produce an on-line training module for GPs. This is available on the RCGP website and attracts 0.5 CPD points. It is currently available free to all health professionals. To help spread awareness, you could print either one or both pages of [...]

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Ride London fundraisers

44 days to go – Graham and Sara will be taking part in Prudential Ride London to raise money for LDA. From the website, “a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes. To capture it all, the best action is broadcast live on TV [...]

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May Newsletter

The May Newsletter is now available. It contains articles on – The LDA Conference: confirmation of some of the speakers Uptake of the RCGP e-learning module on Lyme disease which is freely available to all health professionals The Tick Activity Project under the University of Liverpool and PHE A better approach to serology LDA activity [...]

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LDA Conference 2015 – Book quickly

The 14th LDA Conference,Saturday September 12th 2015,Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College,University of Cambridge Book here The theme for the 2015 conference will be treatment of Lyme Disease. The programme will include a substantial interactive discussion with the panel of speakers. Overnight accommodation is limited and bookings cannot be guaranteed unless booked and paid for by [...]

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IDSA Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are jointly developing a systematic review and guideline on treatment of Lyme disease. The Project Plan has been open to public comment between March 9th and April 9th. Although these guidelines are intended for the [...]

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PHE Open Day presentations

Public Health England has provided copies of all presentations from this day. The chair for the whole day was Dr Jenny Harries, Regional Director, South of England, PHE. The Countess of Mar gave a brief introduction followed by Dr Tim Brooks, Clinical Services Director, RIPL. Dr Brooks had only just returned from Sierra Leone and [...]

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