Long Covid Service funding has been extended until April 2025

The Long Covid Service funding has been extended until April 2025, meaning that they continue to accept new referrals suffering with Long Covid.

The service focuses on the self-management of symptoms through education, information and rehabilitation. The services helps to support patients on learning to live with and adjust to their symptoms and making them “experts” about their condition/symptoms.

The service offers support for the following symptoms following a COVID infection:

  • Fatigue
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Pain
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Brain fog/memory issues
  • Speech/communication issues
  • Anxiety and low mood

Your GP must refer you to this service. If you wish to be referred, you must book a routine appointment with any doctor to discuss this.

Referral criteria:

  • Over 17 years old.
  • Registered with Fylde Coast GP.
  • A previous diagnosis of COVID-19; either a positive test OR a clinical diagnosis.
  • Diagnosis by exclusion – mandatory pre-referral investigations prior to referral.

Appointment are done by telephone, virtually or in clinic. They also offer the following group programmes:

  • Fatigue management
  • Breathlessness management
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Pain management support
  • Emotional support
  • Vocational rehab: support with returning to work/remaining in a supportive working environment/Also Employers Workshops
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Ongoing referrals to other services that may be able to support with Long Covid Recovery