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NHS: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL6092, tabled on 23 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the cost to the NHS of the long-term health effects caused by COVID-19.

Answered on

20 August 2020

COVID-19 is a new disease and therefore it is not yet clear what the medical, psychological and rehabilitation needs will be for those experiencing long-term effects of the virus.

The UK Research and Innovation-National Institute for Health Research Rapid Response Rolling Call has funded a large post-hospitalisation study. The study, announced in July, will establish a national consortium and a research platform embedded within clinical care to better understand and improve long-term outcomes for survivors following hospitalisation with COVID-19. It will also help to ensure future treatment can be tailored as much as possible to the person.