To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what resources he has made available to primary care settings to help patients with long-term covid-19 related symptoms.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
21 July 2020
Primary care has stepped up to the challenge of managing COVID-19 and local areas have made significant innovations in how they offer care. This is an opportunity to ensure that these innovations can be adapted into a sustainable model for the future, including for those with long-term COVID-19 related symptoms.
NHS England and NHS Improvement are seeking to expand and strengthen community health and care services as part of the next phase of the response to COVID-19. The Seacole Centre in Surrey has recently opened to provide rehabilitative care to those recovering from the virus. On 5 July, NHS England and NHS Improvement also announced a new ‘Your COVID Recovery’ service as part of wider NHS plans to expand access to COVID-19 rehabilitation treatments for those who have survived the virus but still have problems with breathing, mental health problems or other complications.