Ticks and Lyme Disease

As the weather improves more of us will be making use of our beautiful countryside.  Please be aware of the danger of tick bites and the potential for Lyme  Disease and check yourself thoroughly after outdoor activity. 

Please read the following information leaflets & website links for further information:

Lochaber 'Tick Talks' Information Leaflet

Tick Information Leaflet in Polish

Lyme Disease Action

Borreliosis and Associated Diseases Awareness UK

Patient UK

CHECKING FOR TICKS

 

Further informative information and videos below have been put together by the Scottish Forestry Commision and the Scottish Forestry Research teams.

Always Another Adventure (Lyme Disease & Ticks) (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2laCHDnSNqQ

 

THE LYME DISEASE GENERAL PRACTICE SENTINEL SCHEME (PILOT)

Tweeddale Medical Practice is participating in a pilot scheme to help NHS Highland collect better information on Lyme Distase.  Click on blue link below for further information.

Lyme disease General Practice sentinel scheme (pilot) information