NCL Integrated Post-Covid Syndrome Service

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The service covers assessment and referral of patients with symptoms of post-Covid syndrome.

Who can be referred

Patients who have been admitted to hospital for acute Covid and on follow-up by the acute provider are found to have symptoms consistent with post-Covid syndrome can be referred into the NCL Integrated Post-Covid Syndrome Service via the relevant borough-based single point of access.

Patients who present to general practice and were never admitted to hospital for acute Covid can be referred to the service via their GP/other health professionals after a full assessment has been carried out as described in the Post Covid-19 Syndrome: NCL Primary Care Guidance document (see Downloads). The assessment involves the completion of the patient pre-assessment questionnaire, NCL Primary Care Covid-19 Recovery Questionnaire (see Downloads), completion of appropriate investigations and physical assessment as described in the post-Covid syndrome EMIS template. Once completed the clinician should indicate on the referral form if the patient needs to be:

  • seen in the UCLH specialist post-Covid syndrome clinic
  • discussed by the borough-based post-Covid syndrome MDT
  • referred directly to the post-Covid syndrome community therapy team
  • managed in primary care with referral to self care via the Your Covid recovery website. 

A referral form (see How to refer, below) should then be sent to the relevant borough's single point of access (SPOA) via email or EMIS/e-RS, as detailed on the form.  

Referral queries

Use the borough-level SPOA contacts, listed below, to answer any referral queries

Barnet (provider, CLCH)  clcht.plannedcarebarnet@nhs.net
Camden (provider, CNWL) Camdenreferrals.cnwl@nhs.net
Enfield (provider, BEH) beh-tr.ECSenfieldlocalityteamsSPA@nhs.net
Haringey (provider, Whittington Health) whh-tr.haringeymdtteleconference@nhs.net
Islington (provider, Whittington Health) whh-tr.adultsmdt@nhs.net


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

Patients registered with a GP in NCL who are

  • aged 18+

Exclusions

  • children, aged <18

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Other healthcare professionals

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

Follow the steps detailed above to support the need for onwards referral, in summary:

  1. Patients should be invited to complete a post-Covid syndrome pre-assessment questionnaire in advance of their assessment (see downloads, Post Covid Patient Self Questionnaire NCLCCG v1.3). 
  2. The EMIS template NCL Post-Covid syndrome template v1.2 needs to be completed by a clinician to support need for onward referral.
  3. Complete the Post Covid Service Referral Form NCLCCG v1.3 and follow the submission instructions for your borough, as given on the form. 

Where to find the referral form 

In local EMIS global document library systems as follows:

  • Barnet: Bar Global Documents > Covid-19
  • Camden:
    • For Template Manager practices: Camden EMIS Forms page         
    • For Resource Publisher practices: Within your practice’s EMIS system (no import/action needed)
  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > Covid-19
  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Covid-19
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Covid-19
Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Post-Covid Service Referral Form NCLCCG v1.2 and follow the submission instructions for your borough, as given on the form.