Posted on: 05 May 2021
Long Covid researchers at Nottingham’s hospitals are holding a free live ‘Ask the Expert’ online Q & A event for people to learn more about the condition and how they can help those suffering from it.
The online event, at 5.30pm on Tuesday 18th May, is being hosted by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. We recently launched our Long Covid Research Appeal to raise £50,000 for vital research into the condition.
Members of the public, people suffering with persisting symptoms post-Covid and anyone within the local community can sign up to the free event, to learn more about the effects of Long Covid, possible treatments, and the local research being led by teams in Nottingham.
Expert panelists will include Professor Ian Hall and Professor Charlotte Bolton from the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, who are both heavily involved in Long Covid clinical care and research.
Professor Bolton explains: “More than a year on from the start of the pandemic, many people who had Covid are still feeling the effects of the disease in the form of Long Covid. We estimate that there could be around 10,000 people in Nottinghamshire alone. There is so much research to be done to study why the symptoms are persisting, the causes, effects and treatment of Long Covid.
“I’d encourage anyone who has any questions about the condition to come along to this special event – whether you are someone struggling with persisting symptoms, someone who is caring for a loved one with the condition, or you simply want to find out more about what it is and how you can help with the research.”