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Study reveals seven in ten patients hospitalised with COVID-19 not fully recovered five months post-discharge
The majority of survivors who left hospital following COVID-19 did not fully recover five months after discharge and continued to experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health, as well as ability to work, according to results released by the PHOSP-COVID study today. Furthermore, one in five of the participant population reached the threshold for a new disability.
NHS to offer ‘long covid’ sufferers help at specialist centres
People suffering ‘long covid’ symptoms will be offered specialist help at clinics across England, the head of the NHS announced today.
New national study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched
The PHOSP-COVID study has been awarded £8.4million jointly by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This study is one of a number of COVID-19 studies that have been given urgent public health research status by the Department of Health and Social Care.
COVID-19 survivors face lingering health issues 6 months after leaving hospital – study
The Shift News 05/01/2021
In the United Kingdom, the Post-Hospitalisation COVID-19 Study (PHOSP-COVID) aims to follow 10,000 patients for a year, analysing clinical factors such as blood tests and scans, and collecting data on biomarkers. A similar study by the University of California, San Francisco, on long-term coronavirus symptoms will follow hundreds of patients for up to two years.
What is Long Covid? Why are people having symptoms for months?
The government has also provided £8.4m in funding for the Phosp-Covid study, a UK-wide consortium led by researchers at the University of Leicester, that will investigate the long-term health outcomes of the disease. Around 10,000 patients are expected to take part.
What Long Flu Sufferers of the 1918-1919 Pandemic Can Tell Us About Long COVID Today
Nevertheless, given the tens of millions who have already been infected by SARS-CoV-2, even a small minority could amount to substantial misery, not to mention social and economic fallout—as it did 100 years ago. That’s reason enough, says psychiatrist Simon Wessely of King’s College London, “to investigate the Long Covid cases with the same rigour and vigour that studies like PHOSP-COVID are investigating the hospitalised cases.”