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COVID-19 clinical support

The current category is COVID-19 General

Post-Covid Syndrome (‘Long Covid’)

Guidance on return to work for people with long COVID

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has published guidance for healthcare professionals to assist them in facilitating the return to work of people who are unable to work due to long COVID.

Post COVID-19 rehabilitation based services pathway (GSTT)

The Post COVID-19 rehabilitation based services pathway has been produced to support clinicians in the referral and management of patients recovering from COVID-19 to rehabilitation services at Guy’s and St Thomas’.

It includes a directory of services that are provided by hospital site based out-patient services (remote or face to face) and community based community teams.

Download the document here.

GSTT: Critical illness recovery service. The service provides a critical illness recovery multidisciplinary (MDT) outpatient clinic primarily for patients discharged from GSTT intensive care unit.

Post-covid clinic (GST: Lambeth and Southwark)

The respiratory post COVID clinic ceased on the 9th July. If you are concerned about patients with significant respiratory symptoms following suspected or proven COVID infection, we will see referrals in our respiratory medicine clinics (Lambeth and Southwark only). Please include the following information in your referral:

  • CXR report 
  • COVID result if available (swab or antibody test) 
  • Details of any previous ED or hospital attendance 
  • Blood test results 
  • Baseline observations (resting and ambulatory HR, oxygen saturation) 

If the CXR is normal, we will triage to the general respiratory clinic. If the CXR is abnormal, we will triage to the ILD team. If all tests are normal, we are likely to encourage further observation and support within primary care.

Respiratory post COVID clinic (Kings, Lewisham, Greenwich) note that if the patients have been seen at King’s College Hospital or Lewisham and Greenwich (ED or ward admission) they should be referred to these hospitals directly as their COVID clinics are still running.

If you are unsure about the need for secondary care assessment, please send an advice and guidance request via e-RS or call via Consultant Connect.