08 Jun 2020

This guidance from NHS England 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.

More than 95,000 COVID positive patients have been looked after in hospitals across England, and most have been able to recover and leave hospital. However, it is clear that for many of those who have survived, the virus and the treatment required to combat it will have a lasting impact on their health.

It includes sections on dietary and nutrition needs, dysphagia, fatigue and more, and sets out the important role dietitians should play in each element of this.