Bournemouth University are hosting a public webinar about the myths, misconceptions and lived experiences of Long Covid and Dr Charles Shepherd will be an expert on the panel. The webinar is taking place on 11 November at 1pm and we would encourage anyone with Long Covid to attend.
Long-COVID is estimated to affect 1.9 million people in the UK, with many reporting that the condition severely impacts their ability to perform everyday tasks. But how much do we know about Long-COVID, and how do we support those who have it?
In this online event, we will shed some light on this issue by debunking some common myths and misconceptions about Long-COVID, and by sharing our own research findings on how people with Long-COVID (and other post-viral conditions) interact with their healthcare providers. We will also have a panel discussion with experts and advocates, covering both lived and professional experience of post-viral illness, such as Dr Charles Shepherd, Trustee and Honorary Medical Adviser to the ME Association.
We will discuss how to improve the quality of care for people with Long-COVID, what the latest policy developments mean for them, and what resources and support are available for them in the meantime. This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, an annual, UK-wide, free celebration of the social sciences.
The ME Association has the following information booklets on Long Covid and ME/CFS: