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 so had no time to prepare a powerPoint presentation. He gave a brief overview of the work of PHE on Lyme disease, saying that “it is not all cut and dried” and there are significant gaps in the evidence which need to be addressed. Work is starting with the new Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool to look for biological markers due to Borrelia infection.

The rest of the programme was as follows: