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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16127: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 23 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) plans to adopt the latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines regarding Lyme disease and, if so, by what date.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 4 May 2018

Where there is no SIGN guideline on a particular topic, SIGN would expect healthcare professionals in Scotland to look for another high quality, evidence based guideline, such as the recently published NICE guideline on Lyme disease. This latest NICE guideline is a valuable publication, it is high quality and evidence based. Healthcare professionals in Scotland will be able to use this guideline to inform their current practice in the management of this condition.