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Long Covid

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 484, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of (a) funding and (b) other resources allocated to (i) research, (ii) diagnosis and (iii) treatment of Long Covid.

Answered on

16 May 2022

No formal assessment has been made. However, we have invested £50 million for research projects into the long-term impacts of COVID-19 infection. The National Institute for Health and Care Research continues to welcome funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including post-COVID-19 syndrome.

NHS England has invested £224 million to support the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of people with post-COVID-19 syndrome, including £90 million in 2022/23. There are over 90 assessment services to support adults, children and young people with the long term effects of COVID-19 and to direct them to appropriate care pathways.