Long COVID Rehabilitation

Supporting adoption and spread of digital rehab programme for Long COVID.

In March 2021 we began working with UCLPartners and LivingWith to support the implementation of Living With COVID Recovery across NEL Trusts. An innovative digital rehabilitation programme that treats the long-lasting symptoms of COVID-19 infection, the programme combines evidence-based methods from physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians and respiratory physicians to create bespoke treatment plans for each patient.

The programme makes it simple to monitor patients using the information they put into the Long COVID app, to recognise their triggers and patterns around their symptoms. This in turn has meant signs of deterioration are recognised earlier and relapses prevented before they occur.

We supported the adoption and spread of the technology through engagement, communications, information governance and data and evaluation, helping develop a community of clinicians to share best practice on implementing the technology within their Long COVID pathways.

It has been invaluable having the insight and expertise from Care City who have a long history of supporting innovations and new clinical pathways. They have been
integral to the success of this project. Having access and introductions to the right people in their network to support co-design, collaboration and learning has also
gone a long way to contributing to our success.

Chris Robson, LivingWith

To date, the programme has been adopted by 30 NHS trusts and is supporting 5,500 patients and we were delighted that UCLPartners were HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 finalists for ‘Living with Covid Recovery’, with Barts Health NHS Trust and Living With, in the Healthtech Partnership of the Year category.

Our friends at UCLPartners were also HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 finalists with Barts Health NHS Trust for the ‘Bedside Learning Coordinator Approach to Care Redesign’ in the Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign category.

Hear our Senior Project Lead, Mez Jardiel’s experience as a BLC at Nightingale Hospital London.

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