Lyme Resource Centre is a charity with a mission to educate the public and medical profession about Lyme disease and related tick-borne co-infections and work with others to research ways to combat all tick-borne illnesses.
We are celebrating the launch of our charity. Lyme Resource Centre was registered as a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SICO) with OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, on 21st March 2019. Irish registration is also intended.
Our first steps will be to provide an information section on this website and develop public information leaflets for distribution. We then intend to run training sessions for GPs and other healthcare staff.
The views represented at the Science Media Centre briefing on 9th October and reported on in an article in the BMJ are one extreme of a diverse range of views on Lyme disease. However, there is an ever-increasing body of science showing that Lyme disease is not rare, that the tests are unreliable, that chronic illness is common, and that it involves more than 'residual symptoms' and can be life-threatening.
The First International Crypto-Infections Conference was held in Dublin from Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June, looking behind the science of Lyme Disease and co-infections. It was a basic science conference suitable for university researchers and patient groups as well as doctors and vets.
A position paper written by our trustees.
"Fiona Stalker travels around Scotland to investigate the spread of Lyme disease. One tiny tick under the skin can cause chronic illness but GPs are often slow to diagnose and to give treatment. Fiona hears from sufferers who feel let down by the health service and asks what more can be done to combat this debilitating disease."