Long COVID-19

Do we really need another syndrome?! Isn’t it just the same as recovery from any other infectious disease?

A year ago no-one would have predicted what would happen in 2020. COVID-19 has turned the world upside-down.

As doctors we have faced particular challenges. Understandably the initial focus was clearly on assessing patients with acute covid. But as the weeks passed it became clear that while most patients survived, not everyone got better – Long COVID-19.

This disease is in its infancy and our knowledge improves as each week passes but there are still many questions. Who gets long covid and why? What effects does it cause and how long does it last? When should we reassure and when should we investigate?

The video below is an excerpt of an interview by Dr Neal Tucker with a GP colleague who has experienced Long COVID first hand. To view the whole clip and for more information about Long COVID, watch the webinar devoted to the topic or join us for the Hot Topics GP Update 2021:

To learn about Long COVID, and to enrol in our upcoming Hot Topics course, please click here.

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Dr Neal Tucker

Neal is the E-learning lead for NB Medical Education and a lecturer on the Hot Topics course. Having previously been a partner in an Oxford practice, he now works on a sessional basis around Oxford to facilitate his educational work.

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