Long Covid Rehab – the long road to recovery?

Connect Health Change bring you the fifteenth in a series of webinars to make and embed transformation in healthcare during restitution of NHS services following the COVID outbreak. 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 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.

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Long COVID is the colloquial name given to persistent symptoms following COVID-19 infection. Most people recover from COVID-19 in a few weeks. However, some people continue to experience continuous, relapsing or recurring symptoms for months after contracting the virus.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that over one 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.

The evidence to effectively support people living with Long Covid symptoms is still emerging, particularly about managing fatigue, breathlessness and muscle pain.  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 the pathways required.

 

Agenda

(subject to change)

12.30: Dr Ian Bernstein, Director of Medical Education, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, MSK Physician Connect Health – Chair’s opening remarks

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: Dr James Hull, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital – expert medical perspective

13.00: Dr Razia Bhatti-Ali, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Connect Health Pain Services – Living with long Covid and a clinical perspective

13.10: Rachael Moses OBE, Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist, President-Elect, British Thoracic Society – expert clinical physio perspective

13.20: Karen Bradbury, Regional Clinical Lead, Connect Health Pain Services – the challenges of developing a Long-Covid model

13.30: Q&A

13.45: End

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Rachael Moses OBE

Dr James Hull

Dr Razia Bhatti-Ali

Steve Tolan

Karen Bradbury

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When: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 12:30 – 13:45

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The webinar will be conducted over Microsoft Teams, there is no need to register for an account or download any software in advance.