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Long Covid

  

Long Covid booklet (SIGN)What is Long Covid?

Most infections with covid resolve within 4 weeks. Long covid is a term commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after an acute infection. Depending on how long you have covid symptoms for it can be called one of 2 things.

Ongoing symptomatic covid - where symptoms continue for more than 4 weeks.

Post Covid Syndrome - where ongoing symptoms continue for longer than 12 weeks and cannot be explained by any other condition

Information is available through the following links: 

NHS Website - Long term effects of coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/long-term-effects-of-coronavirus-long-covid/    

Your Covid Recovery website

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/     

SIGN Long Covid booklet (see above)

sign-long-covid-patient-booklet-v2.pdf      

If you think you may be suffering with any of these problems please contact the surgery for advice.

Specialist clinics are available when needed but require preliminary assessment and investigation in primary care to comply with referral requirements following a conversation with  your GP.

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