The NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination has recently published the 'Living with Covid19' review compiling the current state of knowledge on ongoing Covid19 symptoms. Our review is seeking to frame a dialogue with the public, health and social care professionals, researchers, service providers and policy makers to better understand the issues around living with Covid19.
To further this dialogue, we invited people of any and all backgrounds and experience of Covid19 to join us in a series of webinars discussing some of the challenges that we highlight in our review. You can find the full recordings of the webinars below.
Covid19 - a multisystem legacy
It is becoming clear that Covid19 is not only a respiratory disease but that it can attack all systems of the body. NIHR's work with people who are experiencing ongoing symptoms has shown that they experience cycles of disease, with symptoms moving around their body, but that they aren’t able to access services that see the disease as a whole.
This webinar features Group Captain Alex Bennett (Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre / Loughborough University, Professor of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine), Dr Vanessa Abrahamson (University of Kent, Research) and Dr Philip Pearson (Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Respiratory Physician) discussing their experiences of 'long Covid' and giving thoughts on how the NHS and social care should respond.
Acting on the lived experience of Long Covid
This webinar is a patient-led discussion on how Long Covid is depicted in the media and in research, and how health services should respond to meet people’s needs. The panel of experts by experience address some of the myths that currently surround Covid infection before answering questions on the variation of service provision, education for healthcare professionals and outstanding research questions.