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Wales Guideline for the Management of Long COVID

The All Wales Guideline for the Management of Long COVID is part of the Adferiad (Recovery) Programme for the health division in Welsh Government providing direct support to health and care professionals across NHS Wales.

 To supplement the NICE clinical guideline published in December 2020, the Welsh Government and the peer group of Directors of Therapies (DoTHs) for each of the seven Health Boards across NHS Wales collaborated with other key stakeholders including Associate Medical Directors (AMDs) to draw up the All Wales Community Pathway for the of Long-COVID. This sets out a framework in line with A Healthier Wales that underpins local pathways to ensure a consistent approach across all health boards. The All Wales Community Pathway for Long-COVID underpins the clinical guideline - the All Wales Guideline for the Management of Long COVID, which is available for all health and care professionals across NHS Wales.

The supplemental online national toolkit provides health and care professionals in primary and community care settings across Wales with a holistic and integrated suite of high quality resources and training, enabling them to help and advise people recovering from Long COVID. The purpose of this guideline is to ensure patients presenting with symptoms consistent with Long COVID are offered effective quality care and support and in some cases referral to specialist multidisciplinary support.

 Hear more about the guideline from Dr. Mark Walker, senior medical advisor to Welsh Government https://allwales.icst.org.uk/news/all-wales-guideline-for-post-covid-syndrome-coming-soon  

 To directly access the guideline sign in to the ICST website https://allwales.icst.org.uk/guidelines/all-wales-guideline-for-the-management-of-long-covid    

 The Institute of Clinical Science and Technology (ICST) host and manage the All Wales Guideline for the Management of Long COVID, which is freely accessible to healthcare professionals across Wales. This will provide a consistent and seamless experience for practitioners in primary and community care setting as ICST also hosts and delivers the All Wales COVID-19 Secondary Care Guideline and the All Wales Guideline for the Management of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 in the Community."