Long-COVID: how nurses are managing their symptoms


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Nursing Standard Podcast


Long-COVID is affecting many health and care staff – so what can nurses with the condition do to manage its often on-off symptoms?This episode of the podcast hears from two nurses with long-COVID, which is defined as the continuation or development of symptoms after the four-week acute stage of COVID-19.Salli Pilcher, associate director of nursing at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Jane Ireson, a clinical nurse specialist based in Sheffield, discuss how they manage their symptoms.They cover mindfulness, tai chi, wild swimming and the need to be kind to yourself. The two nurses also talk about the workplace support needed for staff with the condition.Figures from the Office of National Statistics released in April suggested at least 122,000 NHS staff have long-COVID.For more episodes of the Nursing Standard podcast, visit rcni.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.