Characterisation, determinants, mechanisms and consequences of the long-term effects of COVID-19: providing the evidence base for health care

Lead Research Organisation: University College London

Abstract

We will address the following patient defined questions: What is long-COVID and how is it diagnosed? Why have I got long-COVID? What effects will long-COVID have on my health, ability to work and family? What are my chances of recovery? How will this research ensure I am getting the right treatment and support for long-COVID?
Physical and mental health consequences of C-19 infection, termed long-COVID, occur frequently. Our understanding of long-COVID, including how best to diagnose, risk factors, health and economic consequences, is poor, limiting efforts to help people. We will use a combination of national anonymised linked primary care electronic health records, and longitudinal studies of people of all ages across the country. We have asked participants about C-19 infections, long-COVID symptoms, and have collected health and socioeconomic information for many years before the pandemic. From these studies, we will ask people reporting long-COVID, and comparator groups, to wear a wrist band measuring exercise ability, breathing, and heart rate, and complete online questionnaires on mental health and cognitive function. They will also be invited to clinic for non-invasive imaging to look at potential damage to vital organs, such as the brain, lungs and heart. Patients, members of the public overseeing electronic health record research, and study members have been involved in shaping the research questions, and will be consulted for the duration of the project. In addition, people with long-COVID and their families, from the studies, will be involved in shaping the diagnostic tools for long-COVID, and aiding our understanding of determinants of recovery, and responses to therapy. We will share findings with bodies involved in guidelines (NICE, who are also part of this project), with government (via the publications).

Technical Summary

This COVID-19 Long COVID award is jointly funded (50:50) between UKRI/Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research. The figure displayed is the UKRI/MRC amount only, each partner is contributing equally towards the project so the Total Fund Amount is £9,593,946.

Long-term health consequences of C-19 (long-COVID) occur frequently. Most infections are not hospitalised; population studies are the place to understand individual and societal challenges of long-COVID. We will address the following questions: 1. How do we define and diagnose the sub-phenotypes of long-COVID? 2. What are the predictors of long-COVID, and what are the mechanisms of the sub-phenotypes? 3. What are the long-term health (physical and mental), and socioeconomic consequences? What factors enhance recovery? 4. What is the level of GP adherence to NICE diagnosis and management guidelines? Can a pop-up tool in medical records enhance adherence? We have an established consortium of experts and platforms uniting linked national primary care registries and population cohorts. The national coverage of primary care registries captures all individuals presenting to their GP, with linked prescribing, consulting, referral and outcome data. Many with long-COVID do not seek care. Population cohorts, with repeat C-19 related questionnaires, overcome this limitation. Further, the standardised pre-pandemic health data enables dissection of the effects of infection versus progression of co-morbidity. Questionnaires will identify long-COVID cases across cohorts. A subgroup of 200 cases will be matched to three sets of controls (C-19 +, long-COVID-), (C-19-, long-COVID+), and (C-19-, long-COVID-). They will wear a device capturing exercise capacity, heart rate and respiration, and complete regular online questionnaires on mental health and cognition. They will attend clinic for imaging to assess target organ damage. Qualitative work with people with long-COVID will inform diagnostic criteria and understanding of the lived experience. Parallel analysis of cohorts and registries will address each question. With NICE, we will quantify adherence to diagnostic and management guidelines in GP records, and pilot a pop-up intervention to enhance adherence. Our findings will enhance diagnostic criteria, identify pathways for bespoke sub-phenotype intervention, and inform plans for health service delivery.
 
Title Animation- Introduction to the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study 
Description This animation describes the structure and aims of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study and CONVALESCENCE study. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact This animation has been shared widely on social media 
URL https://youtu.be/QlCpOcPbFE4
 
Title CONVALESCENCE Study Participant Information Video 
Description This video walks participants through their clinic visit for the long COVID Convalescence Study. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Study Participants have benefitted from knowing what will happen at the clinic. 
URL https://youtu.be/J0ED-67_sRE
 
Title Impact of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study 
Description Bitesize video overview of the Impact of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study outputs in 2021 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This video was used at the CLOSER conference to showcase the impact of the study so far and to highlight challenges that have occurred. 
URL https://youtu.be/G8tn5VBdG8M
 
Description Cabinet Office Long COVID Teach In
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Covid-19 vaccine safety
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Our results support the strategy of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which is to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 (or the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine) for people under the age of 40 years.
 
Description Enhanced service specification Long COVID 2021/22
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This NHS Enhanced service specification Long COVID 2021/22, has led to increased number of individuals coded with long COVID, and subsequent referral to specialist services.
URL https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/C1313-ess-long-covid-21-22.pdf
 
Description Long COVID Update to the NHSEI Long Covid Research Subgroup
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Short Report on Long COVID - SAGE REPORT
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact This report highlighted what we know about long COVID and where further work is required. Sir Patrick Vallance described the report as the "most comprehensive view to date" on Long COVID. It was very well received at SAGE and passed onto the European counterparts. It was widely disseminated on social media.
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1007...
 
Description The risk of stroke after SARS-CoV-2 in a UK population-wide cohort
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SA_CV_20/100018 
Organisation Stroke Association 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Title 1970 British Cohort Study Response Dataset, 1970-2016 
Description The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) began in 1970 when data were collected about the births and families of babies born in the United Kingdom in one particular week in 1970. Since then, there have been nine further full data collection exercises in order to monitor the cohort members' health, education, social and economic circumstances. These took place when respondents were aged 5 in 1975, aged 10 in 1980, aged 16 in 1986, aged 26 in 1996, aged 30 in 1999-2000 (SN 5558), aged 34 in 2004-2005, aged 42 in 2012 and aged 46 in 2016-18. A range of sub-sample and supplementary surveys have also been conducted, and a separate dataset covering response to BCS70 over all waves is available under SN 5641, 1970 British Cohort Study Response Dataset, 1970-2012. Further information about the BCS70 and may be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website. As well as BCS70, the CLS now also conducts the NCDS series. How to access genetic and/or bio-medical sample data from a range of longitudinal surveys: A useful overview of the governance routes for applying for genetic and bio-medical sample data, which are not available through the UK Data Service, can be found at Governance of data and sample access on the METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data Access) website. The BCS70 Response Dataset contains response outcomes for all main sweeps of BCS70 (1970-2016). The fourth edition (March 2021) includes Sweep 10 outcomes and has been streamlined by removing cases which have never participated in any main sweep survey and are no longer being issued.  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1970-british-cohort-study/ 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi/?id=5641#2
 
Title Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children 
Description ALSPAC is a longitudinal birth cohort study which enrolled pregnant women who were resident in one of three Bristol-based health districts in the former County of Avon with an expected delivery date between 1st April 1991 and 31st December 1992. Around 14,000 pregnant women were initially recruited. Detailed information has been collected on these women, their partners and subsequent children using self-completion questionnaires, data extraction from medical notes, linkage to routine information systems and from hands-on research clinics. Additional cohorts of participants have since been enrolled in their own right including fathers, siblings, children of the children and grandparents of the children. Ethical approval for the study was obtained from the ALSPAC Ethics and Law Committee (IRB00003312) and Local Research Ethics. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alspac/ 
URL http://service.re3data.org/repository/r3d100011256
 
Title Born in Bradford 
Description Born in Bradford is one of the biggest and most important medical research studies undertaken in the UK. The project started in 2007 and is looking to answer questions about our health by tracking the lives of 13,500 babies and their families and will provide information for studies across the UK and around the world. The aim of Born in Bradford is to find out more about the causes of childhood illness by studying children from all cultures and backgrounds as their lives unfold. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact https://borninbradford.nhs.uk/ 
URL http://service.re3data.org/repository/r3d100011818
 
Title CVD-COVID-UK/COVID-IMPACT 
Description See https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/projects/cvd-covid-uk-project/ CVD-COVID-UK established a novel population wide resource in partnership with NHS Digital, comprising of a range of linked datasets covering the entire population of England, including o hospital data o death registrations o primary care data o community dispensing data o Covid-19 vaccination data and lab test o Data from intensive care units and from cardiovascular specialist registries • 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Results from analyses using this research database have informed national COVID-19 Advisory Groups and public health agencies on COVID-19 vaccine safety. 
URL https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/projects/cvd-covid-uk-project/
 
Title MRC NSHD 2013-2018 Data 
Description The MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) has informed UK health care, education and social policy for more than 50 years and is the oldest and longest running of the British birth cohort studies. Today, with study members in their seventies, the NSHD offers a unique opportunity to explore the long-term biological and social processes of ageing and how ageing is affected by factors acting across the whole of life. From an initial maternity survey of 5362 births recorded in England, Scotland and Wales during one week of March 1946, a socially stratified sample of singleton babies born to married parents was selected for follow-up. These participants have been studied over twenty times throughout their life. During their childhood, the main aim of the NSHD was to investigate how the environment at home and at school affected physical and mental development and educational attainment. During adulthood, the main aim was to investigate how childhood health and development and lifetime social circumstances affected their adult health and function and their change with age. Now, as participants have reached retirement, the research team is developing the NSHD into a life course study of ageing. Study members were asked to attend a clinic at age 60-64 for a range of assessments (or alternatively have a home visit). They were invited for a home visit at 69 years, updating information on health, lifestyle and life circumstances as well as obtaining repeat physical and cognitive measurements. Postal questionnaires were completed before the clinic and home visits. A subset of 500 study members are also being invited to participate in a Neuroscience sub-study. This publication covers data from the NSHD for the years 2013 to 2018. The cohort study is ongoing and further data collections are being added, while component data sets are separately referable. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Data provided for linkage within UK LLC 
URL http://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/data/nshd-digital-object-identifiers/mrc-nshd-2013-2018-data/
 
Title National Child Development Study: Activity Histories, 1974-2013 
Description The National Child Development Study (NCDS) originated in the Perinatal Mortality Survey (see SN 5565), which examined social and obstetric factors associated with still birth and infant mortality among over 17,000 babies born in Britain in one week in March 1958. Surviving members of this birth cohort have been surveyed on eight further occasions in order to monitor their changing health, education, social and economic circumstances - in 1965 at age 7, 1969 at age 11, 1974 at age 16 (the first three sweeps are also held under SN 5565), 1981 (age 23 - SN 5566), 1991 (age 33 - SN 5567), 1999/2000 (age 41/2 - SN 5578), 2004-2005 (age 46/47 - SN 5579), 2008-2009 (age 50 - SN 6137) and 2013 (age 55 - SN 7669). There have also been surveys of sub-samples of the cohort, the most recent occurring in 1995 (age 37), when a 10% representative sub-sample was assessed for difficulties with basic skills (SN 4992). Finally, during 2002-2004, 9,340 NCDS cohort members participated in a bio-medical survey, carried out by qualified nurses (SN 5594, available under more restrictive Special Licence access conditions; see catalogue record for details). The bio-medical survey did not cover any of the topics included in the 2004/2005 survey. Further NCDS data separate to the main surveys include a response and deaths dataset, parent migration studies, employment, activity and partnership histories, behavioural studies and essays - see the NCDS series page for details. Further information about the NCDS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website. How to access genetic and/or bio-medical sample data from a range of longitudinal surveys: A useful overview of the governance routes for applying for genetic and bio-medical sample data, which are not available through the UK Data Service, can be found at Governance of data and sample access on the METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data Access) website. The purpose of the National Child Development Study: Activity Histories, 1974-2013 was to merge all data on work and non-work activities in successive sweeps into one longitudinal dataset. Data on work and non-work activities lasting one month or more have been collected in all NCDS sweeps from sweep 4 (age 23) onwards. The focus of the questions asked at each sweep vary from: work activities engaged in since leaving school (sweep 4 aged 23); work and non-work activities engaged in since leaving school (sweep 5, aged 33); work and non-work activities engaged in since the last sweep (sweep 6, aged 42); work and non-work activities engaged in since the last sweep or aged 16 (sweep 7, aged 46) work and non-work activities engaged in since 2000, or 2004 if included in sweep 7 (sweep 8, aged 50), work and non-work activities engaged in since 2004, or 2008 if included in sweep 8 (sweep 9, aged 55). Therefore the activity histories will start from the time that the cohort member left school and continue until the interview date of the latest data sweep that each cohort member participated in. The lengths of the activity histories vary depending on the latest sweep that a cohort member was present at. The minimum activity history length recorded is 1 month and the maximum is 480 months (40 years). Gaps in the activity histories occur where a cohort member has not been present at all sweeps and/or where full activity data were not reported. An employment histories dataset was previously created (Ward, 2007). This work was undertaken as part of the Gender Network Project. The current work on NCDS activity histories builds on this previous activity history and incorporates various cleaning of the data. This previous employment history included data up to sweep 7 (2004) only, did not deal with any non-work activities and did not identify duplicate activities (i.e. where an activity was reported again in a later sweep). Latest Edition Information For the second edition (June 2016) the data and documentation were updated to include the latest NCDS wave, extending coverage to 2013. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1958-national-child-development-study/ 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/doi/?id=6942#3
 
Title TwinsUK 
Description The TwinsUK resource is the biggest UK adult twin registry of 12.000 twins used to study the genetic and environmental aetiology of age related complex traits and diseases. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact https://twinsuk.ac.uk/media-and-engagement/overview/ 
URL http://service.re3data.org/repository/r3d100011851
 
Description BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST 
Organisation Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description Bristol University-NCS LH&W 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Providing co-leadership of the project. Providing study data. Contributing to data analysis, results dissemination, study design and conduct, oversight and strategic input.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Jonathan Sterne, is co-Director of the LH&W NCS and PI of the vaccination theme related to this award. Providing co-leadership of the project. Providing study data. Contributing to data analysis, results dissemination, study design and conduct, oversight and strategic input.
Impact doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.22.21266512
Start Year 2020
 
Description KCL 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description LSHTM 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description Swansea University 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Edinburgh 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Glasgow 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of Oxford 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description University of York 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As described under other output headings
Collaborator Contribution As described under other output headings
Impact As described under other output headings
Start Year 2020
 
Description Blog: Wellcome Longitudinal Population Studies COVID-19 Questionnaire Secretariat - one year on and what's next. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A reflection on one year of the The Wellcome Longitudinal Population Studies COVID-19 Questionnaire, which engaged with 13 diverse cohorts , was made readily and freely available, was used in whole or part by more than 100 studies and got more than 31,000 responses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/covid19-lhw/2021/07/19/the-wellcome-longitudinal-population-studies-covid-19...
 
Description Blog: Over 100 participants have been enrolled to take part in the Convalescence Deep Phenotyping Clinic! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Update of the CONVALESCENCE Long COVID Deep Phenotyping Clinic. The purpose was to update various audiences on the clinic reaching the 100 milestone, and explain why the clinic is important.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/covid19-lhw/2021/12/09/convalescence-study-recruits-over-100-participants/
 
Description Blog: Understanding the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog 'Understanding the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing' gives an overview of the study structure and aims of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study and the CONVALESCENCE Long COVID study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/covid19-lhw/2021/07/08/understanding-the-long-term-impact-of-the-covid-19-pa...
 
Description HDRUK COVID-19 National Core Studies Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The virtual COVID-19 National Core Studies Symposium event presented progress on the COVID-19 National
Core Studies Programme - a programme established by the UK Government, UKRI, NIHR and the Health and
Safety Executive in October 2020 to accelerate the country's research response into COVID-19 by bringing
together UK-wide expertise at pace and at scale.
The study leaders, senior academics, policy makers and front-line research scientists who contributed to
the online event addressed issues including future pandemic preparedness, vital research infrastructures,
the importance of public engagement, the interface between science and society and the importance to
demonstrate trustworthiness.
The COVID-19 National Core Studies Symposium was attended by ~500 people from 26 countries,
the symposium attracted patients, members of the public and colleagues from government, academia,
industry, NHS, charities, and the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/COVID-19-National-Core-Studies-Summary-Report-14....
 
Description Invited Talk: BIHS 2021 Resilience in Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chloe Park gave an Invited Talk at the Young Investigators session of the BIHS meeting, Brighton, Sep 2021, on Resilience in Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Long COVID: an unfolding story with Professor Brian Cox | The Royal Society- 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event was part of a series of Royal Society events discussing the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Professor Brian Cox, the Royal Society's Professor for Public Engagement in Science, who was be joined by: Professor Nishi Chaturvedi, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing, University College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2021/04/long-covid/?_cldee=YmluZ2VsdEBnbWFpbC5j...
 
Description Presentation at the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering ECR Symposium. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alexandra Jamieson presented a talk titled "A validation study of two wrist-worn wearable devices for remote assessment of exercise capacity" at the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering ECR Symposium. This was based on the work she has been conducting with Dr Michele Orini.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation: CLOSER Conference 2022: Impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact C,park: Impact of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study 2021: 18-01-2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation: Cabinet Office Long Covid Teach In 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Teach In
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation: Convalescence Study Update to NHSEI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact C.park and V.Walker presented an overview of the convalescence study to the NHSEI long Covid Taskforce on March 2nd.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation: NIHR Long COVID Funding Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Overview of Convalescence by A.Carnemolla at the NIHR Long COVID Funding Event on 1-11-2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation: NIHR Long COVID: National Landscape Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact C.Park: Overview of the Convalescence Study at the NIHR Long COVID: National Landscape Webinar

CRN North Thames hosted this first national Long COVID webinar to bring together research on Long COVID and enable a platform whereby prominent multi-centre studies can be discussed with any preliminary data shared.
The event, on 16 February, brought together those from all over the UK and further afield with a keen interest in the condition, be they researchers, patients, or in some cases, both. At its peak, the event had more than 500 attendees.

During the two-hour session, researchers presented details and early findings from Long-COVID studies, including PHOSP-COVID, CONVALESCENCE and the CLoCK study; as well as HEAL-COVID, the UK's only national trial that aims to identify treatments beneficial to patients discharged from hospital. Upcoming research studies including STIMULATE ICP were also featured, as was a local community perspective of dealing with Long-COVID.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/hundreds-tune-in-to-hear-about-latest-long-covid-trials/30102
 
Description School Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In March 2022, C.Park played a key role in science week for 'Kings Court First School' in Old Windsor. She led an assembly of 300 4-10 year olds and spoke to them about becoming a scientist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Social Media Channel: Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A twitter account was set up to disseminate the outputs of the study to a wide audience. The channel currently has almost 500 followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://analytics.twitter.com/user/COVID19_LHW/home
 
Description Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/covid-19-longitudinal-health-wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This Website was created to inform all audiences on the outputs of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study and teh CONVALESCENCE Study. The website has pages dedicated to each key audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/covid-19-longitudinal-health-wellbeing