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S5W-16471: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-16126 by Aileen Campbell on 1 May 2018, whether it will provide further details, other than the information on the websites highlighted, of the leaflets that are being printed and active campaign that is being run for (a) medical practitioners and (b) the public in each NHS board area.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 22 May 2018

Raising awareness of Lyme disease is an ongoing priority for the Lyme Borreliosis Group which is part of the Scottish Health Protection Network. In addition to producing educational materials for the public and medical practitioners, the group has run a number of sessions for Community Pharmacy Groups and in partnership with the local Health Protection Team, held a symposium on Lyme disease on Benbecula. The group continues to meet and discuss routes for raising awareness.

There are no plans to print leaflets as these are freely available to download from the Health Protection Scotland (HPS) website.