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Long Covid: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 99070, tabled on 6 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have reported a positive lateral flow test without taking a confirmatory PCR test, are still be able to access treatment for long covid.

Answered on

11 January 2022

Access to treatment for post-COVID-19 services is not dependent upon lateral flow device or polymerase chain reaction test results. NHS England and NHS Improvement’s commissioning guidance asks integrated care systems to establish service plans from primary to specialist care for all of those experiencing on-going symptoms following confirmed or suspected infection, including those who were never tested.

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