Covid 19 News
The Long Covid Personalised Self-management support co-design and Evaluation (LISTEN) study will evaluate the effectiveness of a new self-management support programme, co-designed by people living with long Covid.
Participants will be randomly selected into two groups, one receiving the LISTEN support package, which will involve co-designed book and digital resources and up to six, one-to-one video or telephone call support sessions with Listen trained healthcare practitioners, with the other group receiving their usual care which could include physiotherapy or group sessions.
The study is open to anyone over 18 who has been experiencing long Covid symptoms for 12 weeks or more. People taking part in the study don’t need to have had a positive COVID-19 test but must have experienced one or more of the symptoms consistent with COVID-19, including ongoing fatigue, breathlessness, chest pain, “brain fog” or muscle pain.
Covid 19 Vaccination Passports
Patients who are registered with a GP in Wales will now be able to obtain their vaccination status via the digital NHS COVID Pass, after they have verified their identity using the NHS log-in.
If someone detects an error in their vaccine record, they are asked to contact their Health Board to have these reviewed. Some may contact you directly if they have been vaccinated by the Practice, Health Boards will also pass these queries to you.
Patients will also be asked to contact their GP practice if they find that they can’t use the NHS log-in because the postcode they are giving when signing up to NHS log-in does not match that held in their GP record, or if their first forename (only one forename is displayed on the digital COVID pass) is not correct. If these are updated in the GP record then it will take 5 days for this to be updated in the NHS log-in and in the COVID pass.
More information about the NHS COVID Pass and vaccination status can be found here: Get the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination status for travel | GOV.WALES
Covid 19 Vaccine Q and A
Most frequently asked questions and answers
What will the vaccine do?
The impact of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines will offer individual protection as well as greater protection for our loved ones and communities. In time it could mean that restrictions are eased and we can move further towards a return to more normal day-today life.
What are the side effects of the vaccine?
Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. These are usually mild and only last a few days, and not everyone gets them. Very common side effects include:
• having a painful heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm after the injection for several days after the vaccine
• feeling tired
• a headache
• general aches, or mild flu-like symptoms
A mild fever may occur for two to three days. Rarely, some people have an allergic reaction soon after a vaccination.
When will I be able to have the vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccine priority list is as follows:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over