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

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

A visit to the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory

John Caudwell and Veronica Hughes visited Public Health England’s scientific campus at Porton Down in Wiltshire, including a tour of the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) where the specialist Lyme disease testing for England and Wales is carried out at the request of NHS doctors. We met Professor Derrick Crook, Director of PHE’s National … More A visit to the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory