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star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to relocate testing for Lyme borreliosis away from the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory; and if so, when they expect the move to take place, and whether the new laboratory will be ISO 15189 accredited at the time of the transfer. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL6111 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE) or NHS England do not hold information about which laboratories are and are not International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 accredited. A list of accredited laboratories is held on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website and is the definitive list of accredited laboratories to which the Department, PHE and the NHS refer. Accreditation is covered by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) company until recently, and is now part of the UKAS scheme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to transfer the Lyme disease testing service from the Rare &amp; Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) to another laboratory. RIPL as a department will move from the Porton site as part of the PHE relocation scheduled to commence in 2018 but no decision on the exact date has been made. RIPL is scheduled to transfer to ISO 15189 in late summer 2016, when the ISO inspection team review the tests offered by the laboratory under ISO 15189. Until that time, the laboratory is operating under CPA in accordance with the transition process laid down by ISO.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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HL6109 more like this
HL6110 more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T13:10:53.01Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T13:10:53.01Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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1861
star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
452163
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS and Public Health England laboratories that carry out Lyme borreliosis testing (1) are, and (2) are not, ISO 15189 accredited; and when they expect the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory to be so accredited. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL6110 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE) or NHS England do not hold information about which laboratories are and are not International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189 accredited. A list of accredited laboratories is held on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website and is the definitive list of accredited laboratories to which the Department, PHE and the NHS refer. Accreditation is covered by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) company until recently, and is now part of the UKAS scheme.</p><p> </p><p>There is no intention to transfer the Lyme disease testing service from the Rare &amp; Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) to another laboratory. RIPL as a department will move from the Porton site as part of the PHE relocation scheduled to commence in 2018 but no decision on the exact date has been made. RIPL is scheduled to transfer to ISO 15189 in late summer 2016, when the ISO inspection team review the tests offered by the laboratory under ISO 15189. Until that time, the laboratory is operating under CPA in accordance with the transition process laid down by ISO.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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HL6109 more like this
HL6111 more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T13:10:52.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T13:10:52.933Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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1861
star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
448152
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star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which medical institutions in the UK are in the forefront of research into, and treatment of, Lyme disease. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL5542 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>It is not practical to eradicate Lyme disease in the United Kingdom through treatment of human cases, therefore no cost estimate has been made. The disease is endemic in much of the small mammal and bird population in the UK, and is spread to humans by the bite of infected ticks which have fed on these animals. The number of human cases can be reduced by raising public awareness of how to avoid tick bites, and by environmental measures in public places to reduce the long grass and scrub which harbour ticks.</p><p> </p><p>The number of laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales varies annually, in 2013 there were 878 and in 2014 there were 730, but the majority of diagnoses are made clinically by general practitioners and those figures are not recorded. Patients with late or complicated Lyme disease may be diagnosed in a variety of specialist clinics, and the numbers are not recorded. Based on the clinical information supplied with the laboratory request, only a small proportion of the annual number of cases fall into this category.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Protection Research Unit of the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) has funding from the National Institute of Health Research for research into Lyme disease, covering diagnostics and biomarkers and public awareness. PHE is working on clinically linked studies for diagnostics with the Czech Republic, as no single centre in the UK has sufficient patients for a suitable study; funding for this work is not yet in place. PHE undertakes limited studies on ticks and Lyme disease in the UK. The Research Councils fund some additional work on ticks and the environment.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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HL5539 more like this
HL5540 more like this
HL5541 more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.897Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.897Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
448151
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how much money would be needed to eradicate Lyme disease from the UK. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL5541 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>It is not practical to eradicate Lyme disease in the United Kingdom through treatment of human cases, therefore no cost estimate has been made. The disease is endemic in much of the small mammal and bird population in the UK, and is spread to humans by the bite of infected ticks which have fed on these animals. The number of human cases can be reduced by raising public awareness of how to avoid tick bites, and by environmental measures in public places to reduce the long grass and scrub which harbour ticks.</p><p> </p><p>The number of laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales varies annually, in 2013 there were 878 and in 2014 there were 730, but the majority of diagnoses are made clinically by general practitioners and those figures are not recorded. Patients with late or complicated Lyme disease may be diagnosed in a variety of specialist clinics, and the numbers are not recorded. Based on the clinical information supplied with the laboratory request, only a small proportion of the annual number of cases fall into this category.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Protection Research Unit of the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) has funding from the National Institute of Health Research for research into Lyme disease, covering diagnostics and biomarkers and public awareness. PHE is working on clinically linked studies for diagnostics with the Czech Republic, as no single centre in the UK has sufficient patients for a suitable study; funding for this work is not yet in place. PHE undertakes limited studies on ticks and Lyme disease in the UK. The Research Councils fund some additional work on ticks and the environment.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5539 more like this
HL5540 more like this
HL5542 more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.847Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new cases of Lyme disease have been diagnosed in each year since 2010; whether those figures are higher than the official forecasts of such cases; and if so, what action they are taking to raise awareness of Lyme disease. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1677 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) produces figures for England and Wales based on the number of laboratory confirmed Lyme disease cases. They do not include cases that are diagnosed based on clinical symptoms alone e.g. the presence of a bull’s-eye rash. Confirmed figures from the United Kingdom Zoonoses report is shown in table 1.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Laboratory diagnosed Lyme disease cases, 2010-2014</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England and Wales</p></td><td><p>905</p></td><td><p>959</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td><td><p>878</p></td><td><p>730</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>1,213</p></td><td><p>1,189</p></td><td><p>1,249</p></td><td><p>1,060</p></td><td><p>955</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: UK Zoonoses Report, 2015</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>PHE does not produce official forecasts of the number of new Lyme disease cases that might be expected annually in England.</p><p> </p><p>PHE produces public information leaflets on how people can protect themselves against tick bites, and what to do after a tick bite. These are available on the Government’s website and copies of these are attached. Advice for patients suspecting they may have Lyme disease is available on the NHS Choices website and a copy of the relevant webpage is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name NHSChoices_Lyme_Disease_pages.pdf more like this
star this property title NHS Choices Lyme Disease more like this
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star this property file name LymeDisease_SignsAndSymptoms.pdf more like this
star this property title Lyme Disease Signs & Symptoms more like this
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star this property file name Ticksandyourhealthinfoabouttickbites.pdf0.pdf more like this
star this property title Ticks and your health more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T11:13:21.453Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:13:21.453Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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259
star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
577007
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 October 2015 (HL Deb, col GC37), what progress has been made in establishing across the country a network of NHS practitioners interested in Lyme disease. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1604 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We will be considering options for improving professional engagement on Lyme disease in light of the reviews on the diagnosis, treatment and transmission of Lyme disease, commissioned by the Department to inform future decision making. Public Health England continues to work with local authorities and primary care providers to raise awareness.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-09-13T16:26:09.833Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T16:26:09.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been given a diagnosis of Lyme disease in the UK in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 8478 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) reports data for reference laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales. Collated United Kingdom-wide data is available up to 2015 and can be found in the PHE annual Zoonoses reports, available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/zoonoses-uk-annual-reports" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/zoonoses-uk-annual-reports</a></p><p> </p><p>Provisional figures for 2016 and 2017 can be found in the 2016 end of year (Q1 – Q4) Health Protection Report links below:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/593004/hpr0617_zoos.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/593004/hpr0617_zoos.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The 2017 Q1-Q2 Health Protection Report can be accessed via:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/637401/hpr2817_zoos.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/637401/hpr2817_zoos.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T16:31:44.88Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T16:31:44.88Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
757064
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to encourage take-up of the Lyme Disease Action e-learning course amongst primary care practitioners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 7566 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The e-learning course on Lyme disease co-developed by Lyme Disease Action and the Royal College of General Practitioners is one of a number of resources that exist to support primary care practitioners’ awareness. Primary care practitioners are responsible for their own programme of continuing professional development as required for revalidation. The Government does not endorse one educational opportunity over another.</p><p>Public Health England provides information on Lyme disease and tick awareness to the medical profession and holds regular medical training days.</p><p>NHS Choices publishes information on its website to raise awareness of Lyme disease to encourage timely medical consultations because early diagnosis and treatment is the best way of limiting complications from infection.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:24:14.223Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:24:14.223Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4481
star this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
710561
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the level of NHS care and support available to people who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 67554 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>Services for the treatment of Lyme disease are commissioned locally and are the responsibility of clinical commissioning groups. However, central resources and support are available for those providing services. For example Public Health England provide a referral pathway for general practitioners (GPs) to help them ensure difficult cases are referred to an appropriate National Health Service specialist as well as training sessions for GPs.</p><p> </p><p>The advice and guidance available will be enhanced by the work underway on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical guideline on Lyme disease and the three Systematic Reviews on diagnosis and diagnostic tests, treatment and epidemiology/transmission routes. NHS England will be monitoring the conclusions from these pieces of work on Lyme disease as they emerge. This should help them respond promptly to the new guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mowat more like this
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less than 2017-03-16T10:37:22.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T10:37:22.677Z
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4080
star this property label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
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4378
star this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
710559
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the timetable is for the publication of the review of the diagnosis, treatment and transmission routes of Lyme disease announced in May 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 67553 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department has been commissioning three separate systematic reviews on the diagnosis, treatment and transmission of Lyme disease to provide evidence to inform future decision making. These will be put into the public domain on completion, which is expected to be in December 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mowat more like this
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less than 2017-03-16T10:38:42.31Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-16T10:38:42.31Z
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4080
star this property label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
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4378
star this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this