Bromley Community COVID-19 Monitoring Service – Patient Survey Results
Bromley Community COVID-19 Monitoring Service (BCCMS) was set up to triage and monitor patients at home with acute COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic. Bromley Healthcare established this service working with local partners. BCCMS receives referrals from GPs, 111 and local hospitals. To date the service has received 3,165 referrals.
BCMS recognised that patients were suffering from chronic symptoms long after they were suspected of contracting COVID-19. However the prevalence of symptoms (how widespread they are) and their duration was not clear. We therefore decided to survey all our patients (including children) to try to identify whether they continued to be troubled by symptoms and what these were.
The survey was initiated in mid-August 2020. We had 447 responses to 2600 questionnaires sent out (17% response rate). A summary of the findings can be found here.