NHS: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the long term health consequences of covid-19 on the NHS.

Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the long term health consequences of covid-19 on the NHS.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The National Health Service and the wider scientific community are currently working to better understand the disease course of the COVID-19 virus including symptom severity and duration, long term effects and how best to support recovery.

The National Institute for Health Research and UK Research and Innovation have invested £8.4 million in the Post-HOSPitalisation COVID-19 study (PHOSP-COVID), led by Christopher Brightling at the University of Leicester. This study is one of the world’s largest comprehensive research studies into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients.

The research currently underway will inform future NHS service design and provision.

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