Individual medical schools set undergraduate medical training curricula and the relevant Royal Colleges set postgraduate medical training curricula which have to meet the standards set by the General Medical Council. Curricula should emphasise the skills and approaches that a doctor must develop in order to ensure accurate and timely diagnoses and treatment plans for their patients.
The guidance aims to raise awareness of when Lyme disease should be suspected and ensure that people have prompt and consistent diagnosis and treatment. NICE’s guidelines help health and care professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence. The guidelines are not mandatory, although health and care commissioners are expected to take them fully into account. In addition, in February 2019, NICE published the following article at the following link:
Public Health England published guidance on Lyme disease in July 2018, which describes the clinical signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and is consistent with the NICE guidance. The guidance can be found at the folloiwng link: