Long COVID Medical
£30 booking deposit – Non-refundable on bookings cancelled 24hours prior to appointment
Long COVID Medical
*Information taken from NHS SCOTLAND OCTOBER 2022*
What is long covid?
After infection, most people’s symptoms of coronavirus get better within 4 weeks. However, for some people, symptoms can last longer, or new ones can develop. Symptoms can also change over time and can affect anywhere in the body.
When can be tested?
Healthcare professionals may refer to long COVID as:
ongoing symptomatic COVID-19 (4 to 12 weeks)
post-COVID-19 syndrome (over 12 weeks)
We would recommend carrying out the medical if you are still experiencing symptoms after 12 weeks.
Signs and symptoms
Signs and symptoms after coronavirus can be different from person to person. The most common ones include:
- muscle and joint pain
- sleep problems
- loss of smell or taste
- low mood
- brain fog, loss of concentration or memory issues (cognitive impairment)
What is included
A consultation with an experienced GP and nurse.
A GP and practice nurse will see you during which time a comprehensive long covid medical, medication and lifestyle history will be taken
Full physical examination with a doctor including height and weight measurements and BP
Infection and inflammation
Muscle and Joint health
The nurse will call to advise of blood and chest x-ray results.
If a follow up appointment is required with the GP, this will be arranged to discuss how to proceed with appropriate treatment or recommendations.
Leaflets and the Healthcare improvement Scotland SIGN patient information app is encouraged to be downloaded for tracking symptoms.
Treatment options may include:
Referral to appropriate specialists
“I have had persistent neck and shoulder discomfort for some time. Regular visits to my local GP did not help. I was recommended to see Dr Sheila O’Neil who gave me a check-up and recommended that I see her physiotherapist colleague, Vicky Graham. I have had three sessions of physiotherapy and have regained full mobility in my neck and shoulders and feel a great deal better. I am very grateful to Dr Sheila and expect, with my husband, to sign up with her as regular patients.”Mrs Johnston
I would like to thank Dr O’Neill very much for her time today: I get the impression that she is a very caring professional, knowledgeable and reassuring, and that she makes explaining conditions crystal clear, which is exactly what is needed for an anxious patient like myself. The staff that I met were all extremely welcoming, well-groomed and helpful too. Add to this the very relaxing and beautifully scented ambience and it was really a truly positive and pleasant visit. Thank you.Linnea Blair
“Dr. Sheila O’Neill and her team quite literally saved my life. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Diagnosis of a serious condition that had been misdiagnosed by three hospitals took less than 2 weeks, including an MRI. Setting aside the professionalism, they are also just extremely nice people. Imagine a GP that truly cares and will be calling the patient after hours to see how they are getting on – that is what I got from Dr. Sheila O’Neill. There are no superlatives that adequately describe the service. Great. Fantastic. Superb.”GMK Group