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Post COVID Syndrome Pathway (Adult)

  

A guide to management pathways, referral routes and support for Post Covid Syndrome (Long Covid)


Post-Covid Syndrome Information

See below for:

  • Acute Trust (UHCW) pathway

  • Primary Care pathway

  • Self management advice

  • Diagnostic guidance for Primary Care

  • Link to Primary Care Referral Information

  • National and local resources

  • Leaflet library

To be read in conjunction with NHSE Post Covid Syndrome Assessment Guidance (follow this link)

 

 

 

Self-Management Advice: Your Covid Recovery

Follow this link:  www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk

Includes information and advice on:

What is COVID-19: Impact of intensive care stay

Managing the effects: Mind Body Respiratory Cardio Diabetes

Wellbeing: Eating Sleeping Being active Grief

Road to recovery: Daily activities Returning to work

Friends Family & Carers: Advice on how to support. Encourage regular contact with supportive contacts face to face or virtually

 

Follow this link or click on image below for referral information

 

 

National Mental Wellbeing Resources

Self Management  Follow links:
Urgent Support Follow links:

Samaritans Coventry: 24 hour freephone tel 116 123 

Samaritans GP Gateway page

Other Mental Health Crisis Phone Lines & Listening Services (www.mind.org.uk)

 

National Lifestyle Support

 

COVID Leaflet Library

 

Click on images below to download full versions

 

Breathing techniques                   Managing breathlessness

 

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Cough suppression                       Prone positioning

 

 

Eating well after Covid                 Voice problems

 

 

IAPT Patient Leaflet                                IAPT GP information 

 

 

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Coventry Guidance  

Mental Wellbeing Coventry

Encourage self-management to supplement professional care
Moderate Cases
  • IAPT: Assessment and access to talking therapies for anxiety, depression and stress.
  • IAPT Self referral available on-line and by phone (see above). Onward referral as appropriate to other agencies. Remote access options. Tel 024 76 671090
  • GP prescription if indicated
Severe and Urgent
  • GP Referral to CWPT Mental Health Services aligned to Mental Health Access Hubs :Tel: 0300 200 0011
  • NHS Mental Health Crisis Service: For Service users and carers telephone Number: Freephone 08081 966798 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

 

Exercise and Lifestyle Coventry

Health Check: For those eligible

Post-COVID Exercise Programme: Provided by CVLife. UHCW MDT Clinic will make referrals

 

Delivered by Weight Watchers.
Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol- result within last 24 months – referral via GP/Nurse

18-79, year, not pregnant, not currently diabetic currently ‘know your risk score’ of >15 – self-referral https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/healthieryou

 

DESMOND (Diabetes Education for Self Management Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed).

Referral via GP or Nurse on diagnosis, or self-referral via 0808 169 1225 or crgpa.desmondreferrals@nhs.net

 

‘Carbs 4 1’ and ‘Carbs AND Insulin’ (CANDI) delivered via DSN teams. Covers insulin dose titration, diet, management of hypoglycaemia and acute changes in plasma glucose – referral via GP/DSN.

On-line support: https://mytype1diabetes.nhs.uk/

 

 

 

  • Best You: Website provides free online personalised health and wellbeing recommendations regarding healthy eating, healthy weight, and physical activity

Rugby Guidance  

Mental Wellbeing Rugby

Encourage self-management to supplement professional care
Moderate Cases
  • IAPT: Assessment and access to talking therapies for anxiety, depression and stress.
  • IAPT Self referral available on-line and by phone (see above). Onward referral as appropriate to other agencies. Remote access options. Tel 024 76 671090
  • GP prescription if indicated
Severe and Urgent
  • Warwickshire Safe Haven: Out of Hours Mental Health Crisis Support to anyone aged 16+ across. Available 6pm-11pm every evening.     Tel: 02477 714 554, text: 07970 042270 Email: safehaven@cwmind.org.uk or attend in person (call in advance)
  • GP Referral to CWPT Mental Health Services aligned to Mental Health Access Hubs :Tel: 0300 200 0011
  • NHS Mental Health Crisis Service: For Service users and carers telephone Number: Freephone 08081 966798 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

 

Exercise & Lifestyle Rugby

 

  • Physical Activity on Referral:

Free 12 weeks course required professional referral

Details: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fitterfuturesphysicalact
Referral form: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fitterfuturesreferral

 

  • Pulmonary Maintenance:

UHCW Assessment Clinic will refer into specific FitterFutures course

 

  • Health Check: For those eligible

Post-COVID Exercise Programme: Provided by CVLife. UHCW MDT Clinic will make referrals

 

Delivered by Weight Watchers.
Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol- result within last 24 months – referral via GP/Nurse

18-79, year, not pregnant, not currently diabetic currently ‘know your risk score’ of >15 – self-referral https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/healthieryou

 

DESMOND (Diabetes Education for Self Management Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed).

Referral via GP or Nurse on diagnosis, or self-referral via 0808 169 1225 or crgpa.desmondreferrals@nhs.net

 

‘Carbs 4 1’ and ‘Carbs AND Insulin’ (CANDI) delivered via DSN teams. Covers insulin dose titration, diet, management of hypoglycaemia and acute changes in plasma glucose – referral via GP/DSN.

On-line support: https://mytype1diabetes.nhs.uk/

 

  • GetSetGo:

Physical activities specifically to help manage/improve severe mental health issues

Access to taster sessions: 01789 298615 Email jessica.thawley@springfieldmind.org.uk

 

  • Weight Management on Referral:

Free 12 weeks course required professional referral Details: Fitter Futures Warwickshire
Referral form:  Fitter Futures Referral Form

 

  • Stop Smoking:

Telephone and online support via various providers: Quit 4 Good Warwickshire

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