Managing long COVID

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Guidance has recently been released to assist GPs in the diagnosis and treatment of long COVID in a primary care setting, through the development of an Imperial-led toolkit.

The Imperial College London-led recommendations offer an evidence-based toolkit to help doctors investigate causes of people’s wide-ranging symptoms, and strategies for the effective and timely management of the condition.

Long COVID is thought to affect more than one million people in the UK alone, yet as a relatively new illness it is still poorly understood and therefore can be difficult to diagnose and treat. While there is no agreed definition, it is often defined as having symptoms for four weeks or more after infection with the coronavirus.

This research was made possible due to infrastructure support from the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre.

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