It has been a hugely gratifying and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a trauma informed manner.
In the first episode of this series, I speak to 2 patients who are part of the Longcovid SOS group .
Each tell their story from their perspective and it is more than important in a condition like Longcovid to know what the lived experience of these patients are and their symptoms to be taken into account when designing a service that can meet their needs. Each persons symptoms are unique and thei experiences are different and I have learnt a lot from talking to my patients on how varied their presentations have been and how they have told their story.
In future episodes, I will be talking about our present upto date understanding around Longcovid and newer studies and research and my team at Reading Berkshire.
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The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
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Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/
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