Circle and BMI join with academic science network to deliver Covid-19 rehab sessions

Circle Health Rehabilitation and BMI Healthcare are working in collaboration with West Midlands Academic Science Network (WMAHSN) to deliver a series of online workshops for health professionals on managing the ongoing effects of Covid-19 on patient health.

The Future of Rehabilitation series has been developed in response to emerging evidence that patients who have recovered from the initial Covid-19 infection may suffer significant on-going health problems.

WMAHSN director for innovation & economic growth Tony Davis said: ‘We are proud that the West Midlands region is at the forefront of this activity and look forward to being able to provide essential help and support for those in need through our workshops.’

Breathing difficulties, enduring tiredness, reduced muscle function, impaired ability to perform vital everyday tasks and mental health problems are some of the ongoing health problems reported by patients who have had the virus.

The first event is scheduled for 29 July and will include presentations from both clinicians and patients on  diagnosis, treatment and the ongoing health problems that can emerge months later as a result of the virus.

A second virtual event on 31 July will address wellbeing and elderly rehabilitation as well as data and predictive analytics.

Smaller workshops and further community-centric events will be held to share information and a strategy for moving forward.

Registrations for the first event can be made here.