Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, as of January 2023, an estimated 2.0 million people living in private households in the UK were experiencing self–reported post COVID symptoms (also known as long COVID). Fatigue is the most common symptom, followed by difficulty concentrating, shortness of breath and muscle ache.
 
If you have been diagnosed with Post COVID Syndrome our community pathway can offer education and rehabilitation to manage your symptoms.

Find out more about Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway

Overview

The Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway supports those who have ‘signs and symptoms that develop during or after an infection consistent with COVID-19, that continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis’.

The Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway provides:

– a comprehensive initial telephone assessment where your current symptoms are discussed, how these impact on your daily life and the areas of priority to be addressed

– group education sessions focusing on self-management strategies and techniques

– personalised therapy sessions focusing on specific symptoms – determined on individual patient need

– onward referral and signposting as appropriate

– peer support groups for you to share your experiences and receive support from other group members

The pathway is provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes Occupational Therapists, a Physiotherapist, a Therapy Assistant, a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Bromley Talking Therapies), a Care Navigator (Bromley Well) and the Post COVID Pathway Coordinator. The team is supported by Consultants and GP’s and meet regularly to discuss your care.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

Using this service

To access this service you must be registered with a Bromley GP or be a resident of Bromley borough and have a diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome.

Please discuss with your GP or Consultant via your Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic to be referred.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

Appointments

Your initial assessment will be completed on the telephone by one of the team’s Occupational Therapists.

Group education sessions and peer support sessions are held at various locations across the borough. We also have the option of holding the group education sessions virtually, depending on demand.

Home visits are provided if individual therapy sessions are indicated.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

More information

View the service leaflet Post COVID Syndrome Pathway-Leaflet.pdf

Find more information on the Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

Useful numbers/ contacts

Bromley Healthcare’s Care Coordination Centre
0300 330 5777

Bromley Age UK
020 8315 1850
www.ageuk.org.uk/bromleyandgreenwich

Bromley Well
0808 278 7898 (Freephone)
www.bromleywell.org.uk

NHS Bromley Talking Therapies 
0300 003 3000
bromh.talkingtherapies@nhs.net

Your COVID Recovery
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

For professionals

The Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway supports those who have ‘signs and symptoms that develop during or after an infection that is consistent with COVID-19, which continue for more than four weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis’.

Once a diagnosis of Post COVID/Long COVID Syndrome is confirmed patients can be referred via their GP using the service referral form or by their Consultant via the Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

Overview

The Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway supports those who have ‘signs and symptoms that develop during or after an infection consistent with COVID-19, that continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis’.

The Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway provides:

– a comprehensive initial telephone assessment where your current symptoms are discussed, how these impact on your daily life and the areas of priority to be addressed

– group education sessions focusing on self-management strategies and techniques

– personalised therapy sessions focusing on specific symptoms – determined on individual patient need

– onward referral and signposting as appropriate

– peer support groups for you to share your experiences and receive support from other group members

The pathway is provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes Occupational Therapists, a Physiotherapist, a Therapy Assistant, a Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (Bromley Talking Therapies), a Care Navigator (Bromley Well) and the Post COVID Pathway Coordinator. The team is supported by Consultants and GP’s and meet regularly to discuss your care.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

Using this service

To access this service you must be registered with a Bromley GP or be a resident of Bromley borough and have a diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome.

Please discuss with your GP or Consultant via your Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic to be referred.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

Appointments

Your initial assessment will be completed on the telephone by one of the team’s Occupational Therapists.

Group education sessions and peer support sessions are held at various locations across the borough. We also have the option of holding the group education sessions virtually, depending on demand.

Home visits are provided if individual therapy sessions are indicated.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

More information

View the service leaflet Post COVID Syndrome Pathway-Leaflet.pdf

Find more information on the Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

Useful numbers/ contacts

Bromley Healthcare’s Care Coordination Centre
0300 330 5777

Bromley Age UK
020 8315 1850
www.ageuk.org.uk/bromleyandgreenwich

Bromley Well
0808 278 7898 (Freephone)
www.bromleywell.org.uk

NHS Bromley Talking Therapies 
0300 003 3000
bromh.talkingtherapies@nhs.net

Your COVID Recovery
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.

For professionals

The Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway supports those who have ‘signs and symptoms that develop during or after an infection that is consistent with COVID-19, which continue for more than four weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis’.

Once a diagnosis of Post COVID/Long COVID Syndrome is confirmed patients can be referred via their GP using the service referral form or by their Consultant via the Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic.

 

Calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. To find out more, visit Personal information – Bromley Healthcare.