Plans for long-covid clinics ‘encouraging’, says RCGP

Publication date: 07 October 2020

Responding to an NHS England announcement on plans to address the treatment and management of ‘long covid’, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: “’Long-Covid is a dreadful condition for many of the patients who are suffering from it, and like all other aspects of Covid-19, we are starting to understand more about it. We’re encouraged by NHS England’s announcement of designated clinics to give patients suffering from the long-term effects of Covid the diagnostic facilities, physical and mental health support and rehabilitation they need – something the College has called for. This, alongside the forthcoming guidelines announced by NICE and SIGN earlier this week, which the College is looking forward to working with both organisations to develop, should give GPs the confidence deliver the most appropriate care and support to patients suffering with the long-term effects of Covid-19 in the community, and reassure patients that they are receiving care based on the latest evidence.”

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Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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