Mar 192021
 

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, though some may take longer than others. There are things you can do to help and we want to make sure the you have access to information that can help you with your recovery.

Due to this infection being so new our understanding of COVID-19 recovery is constantly improving and changing. To ensure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible we have included links to a number of information sources below. They will be kept up to date and have been recommended by the NHS and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Unfortunately, there is no single source of information which covers everything we would like you to know and each of the sources below will be updated at different times. We would encourage everyone who is still recovering to read the NHS Lothian information leaflet as this covers some specific, self-directed rehabilitation advice. If you are struggling with your mental-health, we would also encourage you to read our mental health and well-being web page which has a focus on local supports and services.

We hope you find these information sources helpful, but would also highlight that some people who are struggling with their recovery from COVID-19 will need medical assessment. The linked websites/documents provide advice on when you should call the practice to arrange a GP telephone consultation.

Recovery after COVID-19

Published by NHS Lothian:
www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/HealthInformation/PatientInformation/Pages/default.aspx

Long COVID

Guidance produced by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and the Royal College of General Practitioners:
www.sign.ac.uk/patient-and-public-involvement/patient-publications/long-covid/

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Longer-term effects

Hosted by NHS inform – NHS Scotland’s health information service:
www.nhsinform.scot/long-covid

Your COVID recovery

NHS England website:
www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/

Mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic

Bruntsfield Medical Practice have collated links a number of mental-health information sources and directly accessible supports.