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Specialist Treatment for Children & Young People with Fatigue

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Post COVID Fatigue Management

If your symptoms started after COVID, you can have additional help and support while you wait for a medical assessment. This additional help will be focussed on improving your sleep. We may be able to offer advice on other symptoms and on how to manage your energy.

Frequently asked questions:

Does my child need to have had a positive Covid test?

This used to be needed to access our service, however now PCR testing is no longer available to all, it is important that screening bloods are carried out by your GP or paediatrician, inline with our referral proforma, to exclude other causes of fatigue.

Why are you offering advice on sleep?

Most children and young people with post Covid COVID fatigue have problems with sleep. Helping sleep can improve symptoms and may lead to a faster recovery.

Why does my child need blood tests when we know they had COVID?

We need to be sure that we are treating post COVID fatigue. We therefore ask all children and young people to have screening blood tests to exclude other causes of fatigue.

Why have you asked me to complete questionnaires?

We want to understand more about the symptoms children and young people have so we can improve and adapt our treatment for post COVID. The ISARIC questionnaire list of symptoms is the list that all services are using for symptoms.

To refer to this clinic please click on our information for GP and referrers tab and complete our proforma highlighting that the referral is for our Long COVID clinic.

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