Long Covid Rehab – the long road to recovery?
Join our panel of clinical and industry experts in conversation, on Wednesday 29 September 2021 from 12:30 – 13.45, in the fifteenth of a series of free, live webinars.
Connect Health “Change” has developed a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare. Aimed at system leaders and clinicians across the NHS, the webinars provide practical solutions to the challenging issues we are all grappling with.
Long COVID is an emerging condition that is not yet well understood but can be severely disabling, impacting people regardless of hospitalisation or severity of acute COVID-19.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that over a million people in the UK were reporting symptoms associated with long COVID at the beginning of March 2021. Approximately 1 in 5 study participants (21.0%) who tested positive for COVID-19 from a swab sample continued to report a symptom at least 5 weeks after the assumed time of infection.
How to effectively support people living with Long Covid symptoms is still the matter of some debate, but the picture is evolving all the time and some key lessons have been learned. This webinar aims to provide an update on the latest expert opinion and evidence base. The panel will set out the key challenges and priorities for providing the personalised care and pathways required.
(subject to change)
12.30: Marwan Al-Dawoud, Director of Clinical Delivery, Connect Health – welcome from the chair
12.40: Steve Tolan, Allied Health Professions Lead and Long Covid Programme Lead for London Region, NHS England & NHS Improvement – the national challenge
12.50: Speaker to be confirmed
13.00: Rachael Moses OBE, Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, National Clinical Speciality Advisor for Long COVID and Respiratory and President-Elect, British Thoracic Society – expert clinical physio perspective
13.10: Dr James Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital – expert medical perspective
13.20: Karen Bradbury, Regional Clinical Lead, Connect Health Pain Services – the challenges of developing a Long-Covid model
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