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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-02530
Asked by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 1 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance the NHS is using to signpost people with long COVID to pulmonary rehabilitation services.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021


Answer

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline 161 provides guidance on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19 including signposting people to rehabilitation services where required.

In addition the Implementation Support Note , which has been developed in consultation with people with lived experience, third sector organisations, and healthcare professionals, provides primary care teams with practical information on identifying, assessing and helping people with long COVID to access the services relevant to their individual needs.