Guidance for healthcare professionals on return to work for patients with long-COVID
Although COVID-19 can be a relatively brief and mild illness for most people, the phenomenon of Long-COVID emerged in early summer 2020. People affected can experience a range of debilitating symptoms including fatigue, ‘brain fog’, gastro-intestinal symptoms, chest pain and breathlessness.
Professor Chew-Graham worked with a team, led by Dr Ira Maden Consultant and Reader in Occupational Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and King’s College London. Academic Dean Faculty of Occupational Medicine (Chair), and including experts by experience, to develop this guidance, which draws upon Professor Chew-Graham’s previous research into Long-COVID, to help health professionals assist their patients with returning to work if they are continuing to struggle with symptoms of Long-COVID.