How a chronically ill patient found purpose and employment through her illness

Nikki Ellis from Staffordshire is the subject of our most recent blog. After suffering from chronic illness for 12 years, she has at times been bedbound, requiring the help and support of her family to care for her daughter. After struggling to get a concrete diagnosis and experiencing mental health problems because of her illness, … More How a chronically ill patient found purpose and employment through her illness

Meet Toby – the Lyme disease sufferer releasing a charity single

In this week’s blog we’re delighted to introduce Toby, a singer/songwriter from Cambridge who is releasing a charity single that will benefit Caudwell LymeCo and other UK Lyme charities. Toby, 25, has suffered with Lyme disease for over 13 years and feels passionate about raising awareness and contributing towards research that will improve diagnosis and … More Meet Toby – the Lyme disease sufferer releasing a charity single

Report from RIPL and HPRU on the Lyme disease research workshop

In November 2019, a two day workshop was held in Liverpool by the NIHR’s Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic infections (HPRU EZI) to review the research that has taken place on tick-borne diseases in the last couple of years, and identify gaps in knowledge and areas of research for future focus. The … More Report from RIPL and HPRU on the Lyme disease research workshop

Our 2019 in Review

2019 has been an extremely busy year for the charity, and for the world of Lyme in general. With new studies being published, a high profile for a time in the national media, and news of UK research on the horizon, many exciting things have happened and 2020 looks set to be a game changer … More Our 2019 in Review

Introducing our new Charity Ambassador

We are delighted to announce that businesswoman, author and TV personality, Lara Asprey, has become an ambassador for Caudwell LymeCo Charity. She is a dating and relationship expert and CEO & Founder of Asprey Introductions, a matchmaking and introduction agency. In 2018 she became the face of brand new dating show ‘The Ultimate Matchmaker’ now … More Introducing our new Charity Ambassador

We’re in the Big Give Challenge and it starts tomorrow!

We are delighted to have been selected to take part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge! It’s the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, which helps many charities raise millions each year towards worthy causes, and gives donors an amazing opportunity to double their donation towards the causes they care about. How does it work? … More We’re in the Big Give Challenge and it starts tomorrow!

Claims that “most Britons who think they have Lyme disease actually suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome” further prove the need for accurate testing

Yesterday, Science Media Centre held a briefing for scientists and journalists to discuss the state of the evidence on the number of UK Lyme disease cases, and the controversy around the tests and diagnosis. The meeting was instigated following concerns around the accuracy of the study published back in July that found cases of Lyme … More Claims that “most Britons who think they have Lyme disease actually suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome” further prove the need for accurate testing

Meeting with the Department of Health & Social Care to discuss Lyme disease research

Yesterday, as we marked three years to the day since Caudwell LymeCo officially became a charity, we met with Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Chris Whitty at the Department of Health and Social Care, to discuss their future plans for research into Lyme disease. and how we and our founder, John Caudwell can support these plans. Lyme … More Meeting with the Department of Health & Social Care to discuss Lyme disease research

Reactions to the BMJ Open study on Lyme disease – and what’s next?

It’s now been one week since the BMJ Open published a study based on the records from a GP medical database of 8.4 million people from between 2001 and 2012, that ultimately suggested a much higher number of annual cases of Lyme disease than in previous estimates. It’s likely that you saw the news and … More Reactions to the BMJ Open study on Lyme disease – and what’s next?

NICE Quality Standard for Lyme disease now published

The NICE Quality Standard for Lyme disease was published yesterday (10th July 2019). The quality standard covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease in people of all ages. It also includes raising public awareness about prevention. It aims to work alongside the NICE Guideline for Lyme disease, helping to improve care of Lyme patients and increase … More NICE Quality Standard for Lyme disease now published

NHS Quality Standard for Lyme disease at Second Stage

Last week, the QSAC (Quality Standard Assurance Committee) for Lyme disease met for the second and final meeting on the quality statements that will be provided for doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff when dealing with Lyme disease. The aim of quality statements A “quality standard” contains brief action-focused statements about a specific patient experience … More NHS Quality Standard for Lyme disease at Second Stage

Case Study – patient shares rare symptoms of Lyme disease

Last month, Lyme disease sufferer, Charlotte Pegg wrote to us to share some of the neurological symptoms that she’d been suffering from. She was keen to raise awareness of the more rare parts of the illness, so that anyone who experiences the same may spot them for what they are, preventing any delay in diagnosis: … More Case Study – patient shares rare symptoms of Lyme disease

‘Ladies in the Lymelight’ Fundraising Success

Our sincere thanks go to Karen & Hazel Watkins for hosting ‘Ladies in the LymeLight’ – a spectacular event which raised £2,215 for Caudwell LymeCo. The night was a celebration of Herefordshire women filled with fun, fizz and sparkle, held in memory of beautiful Fizzy Watkins, daughter of Karen and niece of Hazel, who sadly … More ‘Ladies in the Lymelight’ Fundraising Success

Our 2018 in Review

As we begin to rev up for an exciting year ahead, we’ve been looking back at the charity’s successes of 2018, and the important moments within the Lyme disease community. Read on for our highlights, and please share your own with us at lymecocharity@caudwell.com. Jan 2018 The Lyme world was still processing the findings of … More Our 2018 in Review

Quality standards for Lyme disease treatment and correcting drug dosages

Quality Standards news We’re delighted to inform the Lyme community that NICE is now working on a set of standards designed to drive measurable quality improvements of care for Lyme disease patients in the UK. What are quality standards?Quality Standards play an important role in helping to get guidelines adopted into common use around the … More Quality standards for Lyme disease treatment and correcting drug dosages