Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation and long COVID - Evidence and Resources
Please refer to current NCA guidance on any COVID-19 related issues.
Asthma UK & British Lung Foundation – Post-COVID Hub for Professionals.
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - articles relevant to COVID-19
BMJ - Covid-19: the challenge of patient rehabilitation after intensive care. Published: 6th May
BMJ – Returning to physical activity after COVID-19. Published 8th January 2021
British Geriatrics Society - COVID-19: Rehabilitation of older people. Last Updated: 14th September 2020
British Heart Foundation - Cardiac Rehabilitation at Home: a quick guide for healthcare professionals
The British Psychological Society - Meeting the psychological needs of people recovering from severe coronavirus (Covid-19). Published: 16th April
British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine - Covid-19 and Rehabilitation Medicine. Regularly updated
British Thoracic Society - COVID-19: information for the respiratory community. Last Updated: 28th January 2021
Charted Society for Physiotherapy - CSP COVID-19 Rehabilitation Standards. Published September 2020
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Community rehabilitation. Last Updated: 29th May
Cochrane: Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. Last Updated: 6th January 2021
European Commission - Neuro-rehabilitation to aid recovery of COVID-19 intensive care patients. Published: 23rd April
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals – COVID-19: Supporting your Recovery. Interactive resource to support patients with their initial recovery following treatment for COVID-19.
NICE - COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. Published 18th December 2020
NHS England & NHS Improvement - Allied health professionals’ role in rehabilitation during and after COVID-19. Published May 2020.
PAHO - Rehabilitation considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Last Updated: 19th May
Public Health England – COVID-19: long-term health effects. Published 7th September
Royal College of Occupational Therapists - Recovering from COVID-19: Post viral-fatigue and conserving energy.
Royal College of Occupational Therapists - Guidance: A quick guide for occupational therapists - Rehabilitation for people recovering from COVID-19.
Scottish Government – Framework for supporting people through recovery and rehabilitation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Published 13th August
Social Care Institute for Excellence - Providing care and support at home to people who have had COVID-19 Published November 2020
The British Journal of Cardiology - COVID-19 and cardiac rehabilitation. Last Updated: June 2020.
The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine - Recovery and Rehabilitation for Patients Following the Pandemic. Published: May 2020.
The Strategy Unit: Rapid scan 2: Rehabilitation needs and post-ICU recovery for severe Covid19 patients. Published 13 May 2020.
Baker et al (Parliamentary research briefing) – Coronavirus: Long Covid. Published 15th January 2021
BMJ - Long Covid: How to define it and how to manage it. (Webinar) Published September 2020
Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network (CHAIN): Long COVID. Continually updated
Greenhalgh et al. - Long Covid: evidence, recommendations and priority research questions. Published October 2020
Ladds et al – Persistent symptoms after COVID-19: qualitative study of 114 “long COVID” patients and draft quality principles for services. Published 20 December
Office for National Statistics - The prevalence of long COVID symptoms and COVID-19 complications Last updated 16th December 2020
PHE – COVID-19: The Long-Term Health Effects. Published September 2020
National Institute for Health Research – Living with COVID19. Published 15th October 2020
National Institute for Health Research - Living with COVID19 – Second review. Published 16th March 2021 Recently added
Tony Blair Insitute for Global Change - Long Covid: Reviewing the Science and Assessing the Risk. Published October 5th
WHO - What we know about Long-term effects of COVID-19. Published September 2020
An Italian consensus on pulmonary rehabilitation in COVID-19 patients recovering from acute respiratory failure: results of a Delphi process. Vitacca et al., 2020. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(1444): 385-393.
Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lulu Yang, 2020. Chronic Diseases and Translational Medicine; 6(2): 79-86.
Systematic Rapid "Living" Review on Rehabilitation Needs Due to covid-19. Ceravolo et al., 2020. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med.
Rehabilitation Management of Patients With COVID-19. Lessons Learned From the First Experiences in China. Li 2020. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med.
Rehabilitation After Critical Illness in People With COVID-19 Infection. Simpson et al., 2020. Am J Phys Med Rehabil; 99(6): 470-474
Respiratory physiotherapy in patients with COVID-19 infection in acute setting: a Position Paper of the Italian Association of Respiratory Physiotherapists (ARIR). Lazzeri et al., 2020. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(1295): 163-168.
COVID-19 Guide for the Rehabilitation Clinician: A Review of Nonpulmonary Manifestations and Complications. Lopez et al, 2020. Am J Phys Med Rehabil; 99 (8): 669-673