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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16866: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) specific training is given to health professionals and (b) action it is taking to raise public awareness regarding Lyme disease.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 5 June 2018

Training resources for health professionals can be accessed through the NHS Education for Scotland website at: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/public-health/health-protection/gastrointestinal-infection-and-zoonoses/lyme-disease.aspx

Raising awareness of Lyme disease is an on-going priority for the Lyme Borreliosis Group which is part of the Scottish Health Protection Network. The group has produced educational resources for the public which can be accessed at:

https://www.nhsinform.scot/bugs-and-germs

The group meets on a regular basis to discuss and take forward projects on raising awareness of Lyme disease.