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Long COVID

  • Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
  • Motion reference: S6M-04472
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, 19 May 2022

That the Parliament recognises the negative impact that long COVID is having on the health and wellbeing of those affected in Scotland; acknowledges that, while some people do recover without clinical support, for many adults and children, the longer-term effects can be debilitating; believes that those who need clinical support in managing the impact of long COVID should have the right help at the right time through health and wellbeing support and services that are accessible in a setting as close to their home as practicable; understands the importance of existing NHS services providing support to those who need it now, but also developing sustainable models of care that will benefit the management of other long-term and complex conditions; recognises the role of NHS boards, working in partnership with local authorities, people living with long COVID and the third sector, to design models of care tailored to the needs of their local populations, which may involve strengthening the co-ordination of existing services, or establishing dedicated services, including long COVID clinics; welcomes the recommendations of the National Strategic Network on the initial priority areas for improvement; further welcomes the first allocation from the Long COVID Support Fund of £3 million across 2022-23 to bolster the support to people with long COVID; notes that this investment includes the introduction of care co-ordinator roles, extra resource to support a patient-centred assessment of need through a range of approaches, including a multi-disciplinary assessment service, and additional capacity for community rehabilitation to support people with issues affecting their day-to-day quality of life; further notes that the Strategic Network will be supporting the education of healthcare staff, including improving access to information resources on the identification, assessment and management of people with long COVID, and considers that research will continue to improve understanding of the long-term effects of COVID-19 and identify effective treatments.


Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd

Vote

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 did not vote Vote Passed

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Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 did not vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 did not vote Vote Defeated