Official statistics indicate there are currently hundreds of thousands of people living with Long Covid in the UK. Many of those who contracted Covid-19 at the start of the pandemic are still experiencing significant symptoms almost a year on from their initial infection; some have already passed that grim milestone.

The implications of Long Covid for individual patients, our health service and wider society are multifaceted, complex and likely to be long-term. There has been some progress to put in place support for people with Long Covid, but many are yet to receive help.

Patient Safety Learning and patient group Long Covid Support are calling for an urgent and significant increase in the scale and pace of the response, and a coordinated, multi-stakeholder approach.

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Long Covid support / Patient Safety Learning Joint Call to Action