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Our bulletins will tell you:
- The latest findings from our researchers, here at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.
- What your donations will be spent on, and an update on the Appeal fundraising progress.
- Introductions to the key researchers, including Professor Ian Hall and Professor Charlotte Bolton.
- Q&As about Long Covid, the symptoms, impacts, timeline and current knowledge around treatment.
- Stories from individuals across Nottingham who have experience Long Covid, and how they are getting on.
Click to read through our archived previous bulletins here:
What we know about Long Covid so far
Long Covid can affect people in all sorts of different ways. It might be physical effects such as long term fatigue and chest pain, or psychological such as memory loss and depression. In our Long Covid Research Appeal, we will first look at muscle fatigue.
We also know:
- There is currently no proven treatment or healthcare intervention for Long Covid.
- Around 1 in 5 people testing positive for COVID-19 exhibit symptoms for a period of 5 weeks or longer.
- Around 1 in 10 people testing positive for COVID-19 exhibit symptoms for a period of 12 weeks or longer.
- At NUH we are seeing patients with symptoms lasting more than 3-6 months.
- Physical symptoms people experience extend far beyond just the lungs and can affect many other parts of the body. Typically people experience fatigue, breathlessness, difficulty concentrating, mental health issues and in some cases heart and kidney damage.
With your donations, we can learn more about Long Covid and help speed up recovery for these people.
Nottingham is a national centre for excellence in respiratory research
Your local hospitals are leading the way in Covid-19 research, including bringing together our world-renowned expertise in Respiratory Medicine, imaging techniques and rehabilitation as part of the new ‘Nottingham Recovery from COVID-19 Research Platform’ based here in the city.
Our teams in Nottingham are conducting Long Covid research that will lead to new and effective treatments. In particular, this means exploring the effects of the condition for people who did not have significant symptoms when they first caught Covid-19.
Your support will also help those suffering with the effects of Long Covid in Nottingham and right across the UK.