Long Covid support for businesses
COVID-19 can affect the body in many ways and the recovery time is different for everyone. Most people make a full recovery in under 12 weeks, although for some people Covid can cause symptoms that last for much longer. These lingering symptoms may present themselves for weeks or even months after you test negative. This is sometimes referred to as ‘long Covid’.
Although initially only thought to affect those who were hospitalised or who suffered serious illness, many young and fit and those suffering the mildest of symptoms are now describing extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, brain fog, join pain and more. Up to 30 symptoms are being linked affecting all body systems and impacting on both our physical and mental health.
How can long Covid affect my employees?
1 in 5 people with Covid will experience symptoms for a period of 5 weeks or longer (ONS,2020). These symptoms affect not only people who were very sick and hospitalised with Covid, but also those with milder cases. We understand that Covid can affect people in a variety of ways and that it is not simply a condition that affects the lungs.
What support can I provide for my employees during long Covid recovery?
At The Doctors Clinic Group, we can provide a holistic approach to help you, support staff, as they return to work after Covid.
Long Covid Recovery Health Assessments
We offer your staff who are describing symptoms of long Covid a comprehensive private Long Covid assessment with one of our expert GPs. This looks to provide a holistic assessment, containing a range of examinations and tests to help support your recovery and better understand the long-term impact Covid may have had on you physically, mentally and emotionally.
Our team of GPs at our long Covid assessment clinics have access to a full multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, dieticians and a network of in-house consultants who can support any additional care and to provide any necessary follow up investigations or tests as required.
The mental health impacts of Covid can have one of the biggest long-term effects. Our integrated mental health pathway enables us to offer treatment and access to a national network of counsellors, psychologists, therapists and psychiatrists, depending on the requirement.
Same day GP appointments
Access to GP support to manage common Covid side effects & ongoing health problems.
Rapid access to secondary care support
Having fast access to a specialist can help support your people as they fully recover from Covid. Our team of GPs have access to a full multidisciplinary team including physiotherapists, dieticians and a network of in-house Consultants who can support any additional care, follow up or tests they may require. Our rapid specialist referrals mean your employees are never left waiting and get back to full health and work quickly.
We also work with all major insurance providers so your people and business can benefit from our corporate physio service through a benefit you already have in place.
Long Covid Occupational Health Assessments
Rapid occupational health assessments to support and advice both management and employees when returning to work after having Covid.
Employee’s health issues will be reviewed and recommendations for adjustments and advice to help support their earliest recovery will be outlined to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for that employee.
For further information on how we can help, please do not hesitate to get in touch.