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Lyme Disease Diagnosis And Treatment

EDM number 510 in 2016-17, proposed by Timothy Farron on 11/10/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases and Health services.

That this House recognises that tick-borne infection is one of the fastest growing types of disease in the western world; acknowledges the low standard of care that is being provided to sufferers of Lyme disease in the UK; understands that death may be caused by complications associated with the disease; notes the inadequate training given to GPs, and the use of inaccurate and unreliable tests for the detection of Lyme disease in the UK, results in the misdiagnosis of many patients; is aware that patients are often forced to go abroad in search of suitable treatment; further recognises that Lyme bugs can survive the storage conditions of donated blood; calls for steps to be taken to help doctors become more aware of the symptoms of Lyme disease early on, including mandatory online courses such as the Royal College of General Practitioners' online awareness module on the disease; further calls for a system to be developed which can give accurate data on the percentage of doctors who take such online training; and urges the Government to consider plans to introduce screening for Lyme bugs in donated blood.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Nigel Dodds01/01/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas05/01/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Lady Hermon05/01/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Tim Farron11/10/2016Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Cunningham12/10/2016Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins12/10/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
David Simpson12/10/2016Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jim Shannon12/10/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mark Durkan12/10/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Mary Glindon13/10/2016North TynesideLabourSigned
Alan Meale17/10/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie17/10/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Flynn17/10/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart17/10/2016SloughLabourSigned
Julian Lewis18/10/2016New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Tom Brake18/10/2016Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Natalie McGarry25/10/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Norman Lamb26/10/2016North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby28/10/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mike Gapes02/11/2016Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell16/11/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Rosindell22/11/2016RomfordConservativeSigned

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