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Long COVID clinics to tackle persistent symptoms

The NHS will launch a network of more than 40 ‘long COVID’ specialist clinics within weeks to help thousands of patients suffering debilitating effects of the virus months after being infected.

The clinics, due to start opening at the end of November, will bring together doctors, nurses, therapist and other NHS staff. The condition, which is thought to affect more than 60,000 people in the UK, can cause continuing fatigue, brain fog, breathlessness and pain. NHS England has provided £10 million to fund the clinics, which will see patients who have been hospitalised, officially diagnosed after a test or reasonably believe they had COVID-19. More.....