Best practice guidelines
In August 2022 the Society of Occupational Medicine published Long Covid and Return to Work – What Works? This is a great resource and includes useful appendices including information about what tests people with Long Covid should have.
In February 2022 the CIPD published Working with Long Covid: Research evidence to inform support. This document provides insight into the challenges of both returning to work as someone with Long Covid and supporting them (and the rest of their team) as a manager.
Several other guidelines are available outlining best practice supporting staff with Long Covid (Box 1). These guidelines identify best practice in relation to supporting staff to return to work. This is particularly important as a standard four-week phased return is unlikely to work for people with Long Covid.
Society of Occupational Medicine
Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Box 1: Additional guidance outlining best practice in supporting staff with Long Covid
Some of the issues health care professionals have returning to work are discussed in this Blog.
Evidence Based Nursing’s podcast: Sustainable return to nursing with Long Covid: advice from the experts
Evidence Based Nursing’s podcast: Three nurses’ stories of returning to work in the NHS with Long Covid