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Long Covid: Where are these clinics?

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Hello, as far as I know in North Somerset, my GP tells me that a post covid fatigue service

is being catered for by the NHS psychological service Vita Minds. I did tweet them recently- but no reply as yet.

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On Thursday 17th September I participated in a zoom meeting with Aaron Cummins, Chief Exec University Hospitals Morecambe Bay. He confirmed that there are no plans to commission one of these clinics in the Lancaster/Morecambe Bay Area. I was informed that patients should contact their gp who would direct them to existing services where they deemed it necessary to do so.

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@Sally A and others on longcovid support groups are highlighting that they are paying privately to access services as they are not getting referred from the NHS for the support they need. 
 

Are there others who have chosen to do this? Surely access to much needed services shouldn’t be dependent on the ability to pay for them? 

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Guest Andrea Burden
Guest Andrea Burden

I live in Letchworth, North Hertfordshire. GP has referred me to post Covid-19 rehabilitation process. It seems to be run by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

I've had two video pulmonary physio appointments so far. Received audio breathing exercises and video on exercise to follow along. Follow up appointments every 2 weeks.

I also had a video call with a Covid GP as info gathering. 
I've got a face to face on 8 October.

Emails come from COVID-19 Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Workforce

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Andrea. Very helpful. 
We’ll follow up with  COVID-19 Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Workforce

Not come across them before

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Guest Kelly Raihani
Guest Kelly Raihani

UCLH- very dismissive and pushing physio and long waiting times to be triaged between teams.

Imperial community cardiology and respiratory clinic have a covid clinic - but you need to be hospitalised.

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Guest Francesca L
Guest Francesca L

Hello, my GP told me last month that she had become aware a multidisciplinary post covid was going to open at Homerton hospital in Hackney, London. However today the GP said she's not heard any updates and not sure when/if it will open. 

There is one at UCLH as others have said and access is via their respiratory team. I've had two referrals refused so have not had the opportunity to be seen there. 

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