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Long COVID information for healthcare professionals

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If you are a GP within Bradford District and Craven and have a patient presenting with Long COVID symptoms, for 4 weeks or more, which do not improve with self-management, please refer to the Long COVID Service.

We offer patients a personalised rehabilitation pathway, including virtual and face-to-face (where appropriate) group therapy sessions run by Long COVID specialists in order to support patients to self-manage, improve or resolve their symptoms. Find out more about the local service.

How to refer

The red flag screening tests we advise would be based on patient symptoms (see guidance on GP assist) but usually include:

  • Chest x-ray
  • Routine and fatigue bloods
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) – a test that can be used to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity

Once completed, please refer the patient if symptoms do not resolve with self-management and there are no other obvious causes for these symptoms after 4 weeks.

To refer, please access GP Assist through SystmOne and the Long COVID button is under ‘Covid 19 & ID’.

For more specific queries about patients or referrals, email the Long COVID service directly:

Training and resources

Please access the NHS England eLearning for Healthcare Hub via this link.