Talk Richmond is a fortnightly podcast that brings you closer to what’s happening in Richmond upon Thames.
1.3 million people in the UK are suffering from Long COVID, which is when symptoms persist after four weeks of having the virus. An international study revealed that there are over 200 different symptoms across 10 different organ systems – from fatigue to memory loss and blurred vision. There is currently no cure for Long COVID, but there is help to manage symptoms.
In this episode, Nic and Genevieve join Talk Richmond and its host who is currently experiencing Long COVID, to talk about the work they are doing to help people manage their symptoms. Nic is an Occupational Therapist in the NHS and Genevieve is a Long-Term Health Conditions Lead and Senior Therapist for Richmond Wellbeing Service. Together they discuss the official definition of Long COVID, common symptoms, the Richmond Wellbeing Service, the Richmond Long COVID Service, and the impact on everyday life.
About the podcast
Each episode discusses a topic of interest in the borough with help from different guests. The host of the podcast is Cllr Jim Millard, who is Vice-chair of Adult Social Services, Health and Housing Services Committee, Spokesperson for Housing and an actor.
Podcasts will be no longer than 30 minutes in length, with many being under 15 minutes. Podcasts are a new way for the Council to share information with residents - they are easy to listen to and allow you to absorb information whilst doing other things, such as getting ready for the day, travelling to and from work or exercising.
Do you have any feedback or suggestions for future episodes? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts and what you would like to hear on future episodes of Talk Richmond.
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Updated: 20 January 2022