The Long COVID Enhanced Service aims to enhance training and education for GP practices around the management of patients with Long COVID.
To support the requirements of this enhanced service, Ardens has the following resources available.
Long COVID ES Template
The Ardens Long COVID template offers practice guidance and support for patients experiencing Long COVID symptoms. Further information on the template can be found here.
Access the template via the Run Template option within a consultation (alternatively, use the Add > Data using Template option outside of a consultation). Once the Template Picker screen is launched, search 'Long COVID' in the search field to return the 'Long COVID template (Ardens)' template.
Double click to launch the template.
The History page includes the 'Long COVID' diagnosis page, which will add the patient to the 'Long COVID Register', this is useful for the Ardens searches.
The Referrals page includes the option to record the patient has been referred to the Your COVID Recovery rehabilitation platform, along with options for referrals to specialist services.
Long COVID ES Searches
To support practices monitoring activity for this enhanced services, Ardens has created searches to identify Long COVID patients and the referral and signposting activity for the period of 1/7/21 - 31/3/22.
To locate the searches, access the Population Reporting module > Ardens Searches > 5.3 Ardens National Contrct Reports > Long COVID ES folder.
Once the searches have been run, practices may wish to review the patients that meet the criteria for the 'Long COVID I Post-COVID 19 + no signposting to Your COVID recov....' search (click on the Population Included tab to view the list of patients). The following patients have been identified as needing signposting and referring, the Ardens Long COVID template shown above can help with the recording of the referrals.
If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: firstname.lastname@example.org