Post COVID Syndrome Community Pathway

Following the pandemic of COVID-19, in August 2021, 817,000 people living in private households in the UK were experiencing self-reported post COVID symptoms (also known as long COVID) where COVID-19 was confirmed or suspected at least 12 weeks prior. If you have experienced fatigue (the most commonly reported symptom), followed by shortness of breath, muscle ache and difficulty concentrating 12 weeks after symptoms first presented you may have Post COVID Syndrome.

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, continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis’.

Following a diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome, the GP or Consultant within the Post COVID hospital clinic may discuss a referral to the Community Post COVID Syndrome Pathway with you.

This Pathway provides a comprehensive assessment where your current symptoms, abilities and main goals to maintain or progress your recovery are discussed. An Occupational Therapist will co-ordinate your care through the Pathway which consists of a variety of healthcare staff from Consultants, GPs, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists (OT) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) staff.

The aim of this approach is to identify an appropriate plan to support your recovery whether that is through management of your symptoms or rehabilitation.

Using this service

Referrals to this service are made via

  • Your doctor (GP)
  • Consultant via Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic

Appointments

After booking an initial assessment with a member of the team, the Occupational Therapist will make contact with you for a comprehensive telephone assessment. During this assessment we will discuss your current symptoms, your recovery progress and your main goals to maintain or further develop your recovery. This will be presented to the multidisciplinary team whereby further appointments, joining the group sessions or self-directed learning may be recommended.   .

Home visits can be carried out but will be based on individual patient needs.

More information

Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Service leaflet coming soon.

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
0300 330 9039
www.bromleywell.org.uk

Talk Together Bromley (IAPT)
0300 003 3000
bromh.bromleyiapt@nhs.net

South East London Resources
www.keepingwellsel.nhs.uk/information-and-resources/long-covid-19

Your COVID Recovery
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

For professionals

Patients are currently only referred via GP (SPE form) or consultant via the Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic (Clinic Letter).

For other professionals regarding patients who have yet to have a confirmed diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome/ Long COVID or has yet to see their GP then please do recommend this in the first instance.

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, continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by an alternative diagnosis’.

Following a diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome, the GP or Consultant within the Post COVID hospital clinic may discuss a referral to the Community Post COVID Syndrome Pathway with you.

This Pathway provides a comprehensive assessment where your current symptoms, abilities and main goals to maintain or progress your recovery are discussed. An Occupational Therapist will co-ordinate your care through the Pathway which consists of a variety of healthcare staff from Consultants, GPs, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists (OT) and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) staff.

The aim of this approach is to identify an appropriate plan to support your recovery whether that is through management of your symptoms or rehabilitation.

Using this service

Referrals to this service are made via

  • Your doctor (GP)
  • Consultant via Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic

Appointments

After booking an initial assessment with a member of the team, the Occupational Therapist will make contact with you for a comprehensive telephone assessment. During this assessment we will discuss your current symptoms, your recovery progress and your main goals to maintain or further develop your recovery. This will be presented to the multidisciplinary team whereby further appointments, joining the group sessions or self-directed learning may be recommended.   .

Home visits can be carried out but will be based on individual patient needs.

More information

Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Service leaflet coming soon.

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
0300 330 9039
www.bromleywell.org.uk

Talk Together Bromley (IAPT)
0300 003 3000
bromh.bromleyiapt@nhs.net

South East London Resources
www.keepingwellsel.nhs.uk/information-and-resources/long-covid-19

Your COVID Recovery
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

For professionals

Patients are currently only referred via GP (SPE form) or consultant via the Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic (Clinic Letter).

For other professionals regarding patients who have yet to have a confirmed diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome/ Long COVID or has yet to see their GP then please do recommend this in the first instance.