‘Post Covid’ or ‘Long Covid’ is a new disease and is a set of symptoms that develop following an infection consistent with Covid-19 and continues for 12 weeks or more.
Many people living with Post Covid were previously fit and healthy. There are over 200 listed symptoms which can occur in variable combinations. There can be flare-ups and remissions (when symptoms get better for a while) and current health conditions can be made worse.
And all the above often result in anxiety and stress……
Many of the symptoms experienced by those living with Post COVID are very similar to those of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
We are working in partnership with the Local Authority and Mental Health services to support local people affected by Post Covid symptoms.
We have established a Multidisciplinary Team ‘The Post Covid MDT’ with our partners. This team will support the co-ordination of Post Covid patients, who have had symptoms for 12 weeks or longer, and have been referred by their GP or hospital. The Post Covid MDT will refer people to those existing services that can best meet their needs.
The Post Covid MDT has representatives from;
You will need to speak with your GP about your symptoms, as we can only accept a referral via your GP. Your GP will discuss this with you and offer suitable tests or investigations to try and ensure that it is Post Covid Syndrome and there are no other underlying issues. Your GP may also be able to suggest ways to help you.
If you experience any worsening of symptoms or new symptoms please contact your GP.
There are lots of useful websites, YouTube videos and Podcasts.
Adult Wellness self referral
IAPT self referral
Gateway to Care
Occupational Health Services
Via your work