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Lyme Disease

Ticks and Lyme disease- new awareness raising educational resources for registered practitioners

 
In 2016, driven by an apparently quickly increasing burden of infection and associated public concern, the Scottish Health Protection Network formed a Lyme Disease sub-group.  The sub-group quickly agreed to prioritise three workstreams these are:

  1. Improved surveillance
  2. Workforce education and development
  3. Enhanced public awareness of ticks and Lyme Disease


To support key practitioner groups such as Practice Nurses, a number of educational resources have been developed to raise awareness of Lyme disease, and how to recognise and manage it most appropriately.  These resources can be found at the following link:

Slides (pdf)

Slides with notes pages (pdf)

Slides (PowerPoint O365, Read only)

Webcast by Dr James Douglas


Public awareness resources

Practitioners might also be interested to know that a number of public awareness resources have been updated and refreshed by the Lyme Disease sub-group and will shortly be available through the HPS website.

These resources focus on making the public aware of ticks, advise them on steps to take to reduce the likelihood of being bitten by ticks and educate them on how to remove ticks promptly and safely from themselves and their children.