Share your views: Long Covid Experiences and Support

Healthwatch are working with the NHS in South West London to gain insight into people’s experiences of Long Covid, to help improve the support and services that are available. Fill in our Kingston survey now and help shape the support you need.
Living with Long Covid

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If you would like help to complete the survey, please call 020 3326 1255 or email info@healthwatchkingston.org.uk to arrange support from a member of our Healthwatch Kingston team.

What is Long Covid?

Many people feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer. The chances of having long-term symptoms does not seem to be linked to how ill you are when you first get COVID-19. People who had mild symptoms at first can still have long-term problems.

Symptoms: 

  • extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain or tightness
  • problems with memory and concentration ("brain fog")
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • heart palpitations
  • dizziness
  • pins and needles
  • joint pain
  • depression and anxiety
  • tinnitus, earaches
  • feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite
  • a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
  • rashes.

The REACT study led by Imperial College London estimates that around two million people in England may have had some long-lasting symptoms after having had Covid-19.

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