RCN Scotland does not take a position on what model is best to adopt to treat Long Covid (the merits of the Hertfordshire model, for example). However, whatever model and pathways are used, the workforce requirements for that model is key. RCN Scotland is concerned that to date insufficient consideration has been given to the workforce requirements of treating Long Covid, particularly on community services which are already overstretched.
While funding has been provided, RCN Scotland remains concerned by the lack of attention being given to Long Covid and the impact it is having and will continue to have on health and care services across Scotland. There is a real risk that, on top of all the other pressures on services, Long Covid will disrupt efforts to remobilise health and social care.