COVID-19: Rehabilitation of older people
This page brings together resources and information relating to the rehabilitation of older people as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, either following recovery from the virus or as a consequence of an exacerbation of other health issues due to isolation or reduced access to health services.
- After-care needs of inpatients recovering from COVID-19 - NHS England
This guidance, published in June 2020, supports primary care and community health services to meet the immediate and longer-term care needs of patients discharged following an acute episode of COVID-19, by describing the typical expected health care needs of these patients, post-discharge.
Getting the NHS back on track: Planning for the next phase of COVID-19 - NHS Reset/NHS Confederation
As part of the NHS Reset campaign, this June 2020 report outlines the key challenges that local organisations will face over the coming months. It also suggests some changes in policy and practice that will be required as the NHS prepares to restart a wide range of services either paused or stopped when the pandemic struck.
Occupational therapy and physiotherapy
- Rehabilitation and the Big Rehab Conversation - Royal College of Occupational Therapists
Project by the RCOT to involve members of the rehabilitation community in conversations about reducing inequality and improving integration to help deliver the personalised and occupationally-focused rehabilitation which is urgently required in the wake of COVID-19.
- COVID-19: the Road to Recovery - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Guide for patients on managing post-COVID symptoms and working towards physical recovery. Includes a patient-facing video and associated materials, such as an exercise plan and activity planner.