Following experience of COVID-19, it is apparent that many people have ongoing care needs. UCLPartners have started working on producing a set of standards for rehabilitation services across London, and we are calling on patients to work with us on this. We are also inviting informal carers, for example partners, family members, or roommates, who took care of you while you were ill, to take part in the survey.
A number of guidance documents have already been developed by national bodies and societies on various aspects of rehabilitation – these have been developed with the input of patients and clinicians. Our project team has looked at these guidance documents, and our plan, with your help, is to produce a COVID-19 specific set of rehabilitation standards. We will include guidance for people who have been treated for COVID-19 in either intensive care, a hospital ward or out of hospital in the community.
There will be several stages of this work, and this first part will focus on what patients and/or their carers tell us is crucial to include in COVID-19 rehabilitation services.
The feedback we receive will be used to revise and finalise rehabilitation standards for use by services across London, and also to highlight where we need to do more research to understand the needs of people recovering from COVID-19.
Whilst we appreciate the response from people interested in this topic, we kindly request to only hear from those who have had COVID-19 or directly care for someone who has been treated for it.
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For more information about the survey please email Erin Walker from UCLPartners on firstname.lastname@example.org