Long Covid: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th October 2021.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of long covid on workforce planning within the NHS; and what steps he is taking in response to that matter.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The National Health Service will continue to monitor the impact of ‘long’ COVID-19 on staff as part of operational planning for service recovery and winter. For NHS staff suffering from ‘long’ COVID-19, the support offer includes a package of comprehensive support for health and wellbeing including mental health hubs, rapid referral to services, local occupational health and online wellbeing resources.

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