Long Covid Policy
Covid-19 disproportionately affects those groups already experiencing health inequalities in terms of rates of infection and severity of acute infection, for example ethnic minorities.
We are still learning the impact of Long Covid on health inequalities, however the condition has the potential to further exacerbate existing inequality through chronic illness and the implications of this for people’s lives and livelihoods as well as health outcomes. We need to have a joined-up approach to addressing health inequalities in access, experience and outcomes to Long Covid services.
We need to bring data together from various sources, including social prescribers and health and wellbeing coaches, working with partners to ensure we are serving the needs of all groups.
Patients can find out information on Long Covid by visiting www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk.