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 this episode, I speak to my fellow colleague Harriet Wilkinson, A specialist pain physiotherapist with special interest in chronic fatigue management. She has been working with me at the Complex Pain Service at the Royal Berks and so when I set up the Berkshire Longcovid Integrated Service (BLIS), her experience has been invaluable in providing assessment and support for those patients struggling with fatigue and pain and advice around pacing and psychologically informed practice.
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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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