We’ve teamed up with SimplyV, makers of the Tick Twister removal tool, to help promote and encourage the safe removal of ticks this summer. August is the middle of peak tick season and the time when the majority of UK cases of Lyme are diagnosed. Taking steps to prevent tick bites, carrying out a thorough tick check on … More Our August campaign with Tick Twister
After the success of last year, we’re once again looking for supporters to organise ‘Lymewalks’ in their communities during Lyme Awareness Month in May. What are Lymewalks? These are walks of any size and type that aim to raise the profile of Lyme disease among family, friends and community, and to raise money towards research … More Lymewalks 2020 – get involved!
Over the last few months, there has been a number of reports, papers, and studies announced on research for improving diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. In this latest blog we’ll aim to give an overview of some of these studies. Disulfiram for treatment of persisting symptoms Figures from the U.S suggest around 10% – … More Round up on recent Lyme research news
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
For this week’s blog feature, we’re sharing the story of Lyme patient Tracy Dopson, who wrote in to the charity with this piece on her experiences, and what she wants others to know. If you’re often asked by friends and family how you are, and you don’t know how to reply, or how to explain … More Living with Lyme disease…….and I’M FINE!
Catching any illness when you’re pregnant is frightening. Once you start reading about Lyme disease and finding more stories on the internet, this may ramp up to feeling terrified. Don’t Panic! The most important thing to remember is that treatment exists. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in America has also addressed the … More What to do if you catch Lyme disease when you’re pregnant
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
We’re excited to announce that as part of Lyme Awareness Month, we’re looking for volunteers to organise awareness raising and fundraising ‘Lymewalks’ in their communities during May 2019. What are Lymewalks? These are walks of any size and type that aim to raise the profile of Lyme disease among family, friends and community, and to … More Lymewalks 2019 – get involved!
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
How long have you been working in fundraising? I’ve been a fundraiser for six years now. I started as a Fundraising Administrator at Birmingham Hippodrome, where we raised money for a programme of education and outreach work with vulnerable and hard to reach communities. I worked up to Fundraising Executive level, looking after the everyday … More Meet Rosie, our new fundraising manager
December 2017 An independent enquiry into Lyme disease, commissioned by Jeremy Hunt on behalf of the Department of Health, has just been published. Origin of the Independent Enquiry Back in spring 2016, the founder and sponsor of Caudwell LymeCo Charity, John Caudwell, and the charity’s Chief Executive, Veronica Hughes, met Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and … More UK Government’s Independent Enquiry into Lyme Disease
DISCLAIMER: Caudwell LymeCo charity shares public domain information, which it believes to be reliable, in good faith. It should never replace the advice of a qualified physician with a license to practise medicine. If you believe any information on this website to be incorrect, you are invited to contact the charity using the Contact page. … More Do the Draft NICE Guidelines acknowledge chronic Lyme disease?
The UK Department of Health’s recently published Independent Enquiry into Lyme disease made a variety of research recommendations. This blog post comments on these, and compares them with the research recommendations made in the Draft NICE Guidelines for Lyme Disease. Please note that comments are on the Draft version of the NICE Guidelines. The finalised … More Research Recommendations in the Government’s Independent Reviews compared to the Draft NICE Guidelines
Read patient stories This page offers some patient stories.These stories are published as submitted, and not edited or verified by Caudwell LymeCo Charity. Add your story We invite you to add your own story, by writing in the text box at the very bottom of the page. Please include information about: Symptoms that helped you … More Add your Lyme story
Please note, this survey is now closed. We have received our target 500 responses and we are analysing the results. They will be published in due course. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. A MESSAGE FROM JOHN CAUDWELL To all those sufferers who have confirmed diagnosed Lyme disease in the UK, could … More PATIENT SURVEY: What does Lyme disease cost the NHS?
BY JOHN CAUDWELL My Lyme Chief Executive, Veronica Hughes and I met Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the CEO of NHS England Simon Stevens to talk about the current problems surrounding lack of diagnosis, lack of treatment and therefore lack of care for LymeCo Disease patients in the UK. I spoke about the poor performance … More Meeting with Jeremy Hunt and Simon Stevens