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Lyme Disease

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 132584, tabled on 14 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to fund research into improving the diagnostics for Lyme disease.

Answered on

22 March 2018

The diagnostic tests used in the United Kingdom meet international best practice, and accord with the forthcoming National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on best practice for the diagnosis of Lyme disease.

The Department funds health and care research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is funding research into Lyme disease diagnostics through the NIHR Health Protection Research Units.

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