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LONG COVID WORKPLACE REHABILITATION SERVICES
Long Covid workplace rehabilitation services featuring return to work plans and advice for line managers
According to the NHS, over half a million people are now struggling with long covid recovery.
Help them to overcome symptoms ranging from fatigue, joint pain, depression and breathlessness with our long covid workplace rehabilitation services.
Our proven long covid recovery services have helped over 80% of employees referred to remain in or return to work. With individual long covid recovery plans designed to reduce sickness absence.
SUPPORTING PEOPLE TO RECOVER
Long Covid return to work
If you have employees struggling with Long Covid recovery, our case managed service includes:
Long Covid clinical assessment:
to understand the employee’s symptoms and impact this has on their ability to work
Long Covid return to work plan:
with guidance on how to support the employee and any workplace adjustments needed
Long Covid rehabilitation programme:
up to six rehabilitation sessions with our MSK and psychological clinical experts
We can also provide group support such as Long Covid workshops delivered by our multi-disciplinary team of experts
Long Covid is difficult to recover from as it requires people to pace themselves and manage fatigue, pain and breathlessness to stay within their limits. Long covid recovery support, delivered by clinical experts, ensures a gradual but sustainable recovery.
Living with a health condition can make some employees feel depressed or lose sleep. As part of a wider occupational health group, we can also connect them with mental health, sleep hygiene and nutrition services. All vital to driving recovery.
Line managers will have the option to refer people who are struggling and be given detailed advice on how best to facilitate their recovery. Including a Long Covid return to work plan with recommended adjustments to reduce sick leave.
Long Covid rehabilitation programme
Our Long Covid rehabilitation programme, based on evolving NICE guidelines, has delivered some impressive results. Supporting people who were initially unable to even walk upstairs to return to work and employers to retain valued talent.
Two in five (40%) employees were helped to return to work with adjustments to support their ongoing recovery. More than one in five (22%) were helped to remain in work, with or without adjustments. Meaning, overall, 82% of those provided with Long Covid recovery support were able to return to performing at work.
You can read the full case study, together with clinical outcomes here
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Long Covid Workplace Rehabilitation Services FAQs
Who should be provided with Long Covid workplace rehabilitation?Long Covid is officially defined as a health condition relating to symptoms that can persist more than 12 weeks after having Covid. Symptoms such as fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, joint or muscle pain and loss of taste or smell. However, instead of encouraging people to wait three months, encourage anyone struggling with residual symptoms to come forward for support sooner. The sooner they can be helped with long covid recovery, the less sickness absence likely to be generated.
Who delivers the Long Covid workplace rehabilitation services?Most people with Long Covid will need physio or a work-hardening programme. Where someone was intubated and experienced muscle wastage, this programme could include sessions with a physiotherapist to learn strength and conditioning techniques. If fatigue or breathlessness is an issue, they can be given breathing and pacing exercises. All of which will be delivered by our fully accredited PAM Physiotherapists or BASRaT registered Graduate Sports Rehabilitators.
What adjustments are typically needed for Long Covid recovery?One of the biggest challenges associated with facilitating Long Covid recovery is the range of symptoms. The support needed by a former runner, who now can’t walk without getting breathless, is very different to someone overweight with extreme post-viral joint pain. That is why we conduct individual clinical assessments to identify what support each individual needs to get back to work. Typical adjustments include allowing the person to take micro-breaks to reduce fatigue or work from home to reduce join pain while commuting.
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