Posted by: Laura Hammond
Fri 11th June 2021
People who experience symptoms of ‘Long Covid’ can access support via a dedicated assessment service.
The Post Covid Syndrome Assessment Service is open to anyone who lives in Derbyshire and continues to experience long-lasting symptoms after having Covid-19.
Symptoms of Post Covid Syndrome – or ‘Long Covid’ – can include persisting high temperature, fatigue, shortness of breath and coughing.
According to Joined Up Care Derbyshire, those who experience ‘Long Covid’ can access the assessment service via a referral from their GP or hospital consultant.
The service comprises a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, mental health support and more.
Together, the team assesses patients and works together to develop a personalised treatment plan.
Melissa Dalton, service lead at Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS) NHS Foundation Trust, said: “DCHS are very proud of what has been achieved in such a short time, to have been able to hear Derbyshire patients’ stories about their journey and challenges with Covid-19 and provide the recognition and understanding that their condition requires.”
Steve Lloyd, Medical Director at NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “I am proud to work with colleagues from across the Joined Up Care Derbyshire system to implement the post covid syndrome clinic in such as short space of time, therefore enabling patients to be assessed by a multi-disciplinary team in order to ensure they receive the care they require.”
You can find out more about the service here: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/news/news/derbyshire-service-supports-long-covid-patients-1
More information about recovering from Covid-19 is available here: https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/
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