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Long Covid

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 92836, tabled on 21 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State of Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to recognise long covid as a medical condition.

Answered on

6 October 2020

The National Health Service and the wider scientific community are currently working to better understand the disease course of COVID-19 infection, including the prevalence, severity and duration of symptoms, and how best to support recovery. The National Institute for Health Research and UK Research and Innovation have invested £8.4 million in the Post-HOSPitalisation COVID-19 study, to understand and improve long-term outcomes for survivors following hospitalisation with COVID-19. The research will inform future NHS service design and provision and the Government is currently considering options for future work in this area.