Post-COVID Syndrome (PCS) Service

We provide specialist support for people who have on-going symptoms of COVID-19 for 12 weeks or more, known as Post-COVID Syndrome (PCS).

The most common symptoms include:

  • fatigue
  • breathlessness
  • headaches
  • brain ‘fog’
  • pain in the joints or chest.

If you have had symptoms of COVID-19 for 12 weeks or more since your first diagnosis, you should contact your GP. They will carry out a series of tests to rule out other causes for your symptoms and, if appropriate, refer you to the PCS Service for specialist support and guidance.

Our staff will carry out a more in-depth assessment of your symptoms and the impact these have on your life. This will be carried out either online, over the phone or – where appropriate and with appropriate safeguards – face to face.

Your case will then be considered by a team of healthcare professionals to agree an appropriate course of action. Depending on your symptoms, this may involve supporting self-management of your condition or signposting you for more specialist advice or treatment.

Our service offers a range of professional skills and self-management resources to help you deal with the specific issue(s) you are facing and manage your symptoms as you recover from COVID-19.

There is no evidence that PCS is a permanent condition, and all indications are that – with the right support – patients will continue to recover over time.

Health advice for families