The Herald reports that “A long Covid expert has told MSPs that she is “utterly overwhelmed” by demand at her private clinic in Dundee amid warnings that there is little support for patients on the NHS.”
Members of Holyrood’s Covid-19 Recovery Committee were told by one specialist that people are not seeking medical help because “there’s nothing on offer”.
Dr Amy Small, a clinical advisor to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS), said people were managing the condition on their own because “they’ve been repeatedly told that there’s nothing on offer for them”.
Dr Small, a locum GP in East Lothian who also has Long Covid, said: “There’s a perception that people are getting better but actually I think it’s just people not presenting and not telling us that they are still unwell.”
It came as a Scottish GP leader said a survey by his own organisation found that family doctors were not seeing huge numbers of Long Covid patients despite an estimated 94,000 sufferers in Scotland.