Post COVID Syndrome Support

Bromley Well works with local NHS teams to help people living with Post COVID Syndrome.

 

Do you have Post COVID Syndrome?

For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or "long COVID".

How long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody.  

Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer. Read more about the symptoms at NHS.UK

 

What Support is there for people in Bromley?

Bromley Well is part of a new service which supports people whose signs and symptoms of COVID-19 continue for more than 12 weeks and are not explained by any other diagnosis.

Following a diagnosis of Post COVID Syndrome, your GP or Consultant may discuss a referral to this service with you.

Staff will meet you to discuss and assess your current symptoms, abilities and main goals to maintain or progress your recovery.

An Occupational Therapist will co-ordinate your care which consists of a variety of healthcare staff from Consultants, GPs, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists (OT) and Bromley Well Support Workers.

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

 

Using the service

The Post COVID Syndrome Service is only available via referral from your GP or your consultant at the Hospital Post COVID Assessment Clinic.

Find out more at Bromley Health Care's website.

 

Resources

Bromley Well Factsheet (courtesy Self Care Forum)

NHS information 

NHS Keeping Well in South East London 

British Lung Foundation Long COVID Toolkit to help identify and prioritise your needs, what you can do next and the help you should get. It’s anonymous and takes around 5-10 minutes to complete.

British Lung Foundation information about Long COVID