Impact
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What have we done?

Participation 

World Health Organisation (WHO) Long Covid Panel - defining Long Covid. 

Ministerial Round Table on Long Covid chaired by Lord Bethel / Matt Hancock / Sajid Javid / Maria Caulfield - representing the experiences of children and young people.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Expert Long Covid Panel representing the experiences of children and young people.

NICE - Contributing to the Long Covid Guidelines. 

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Long Covid Expert Group. 

International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC)-  representing the experiences of children and young people.

NHS Long Covid Task Force - presenting & representing the experiences of children and young people.

Clinical Commissioning Groups - consultation for the development of the Paediatric Long Covid Hubs.

Westminster Forum - presenting the experiences of children and young people. (March 2022)

All-Party Parliamentary Group, UK Parliament (APPG) on Long Covid in Children - providing evidence.

Families Healthtalk Advisory Panel Oxford University - representing the experiences of children and young people.

Catherine Peckham Symposium - presenting the experiences of children and young people. (Jan 2022)

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland - children's rights.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists National Guidance -  development of OT national guidance.

Centre of Disease Control - referenced as a patient support resource.

NICE - referenced as a patient support resource.

National Voices Webinar on Long Covid - networking & collaboration.

Long Covid Europe - Membership, information sharing and coproduction.

Labcorp Drug Development Webinar USA - Engaging Patients in Long COVID

International Consortium Consensus on outcomes for post covid condition in children

Support

Peer to Peer Support Services - 6000+ members - information sharing, validation and connection

Patient Signposting - improving the lived experience

LCK ChatBox - an online forum for children and young people living with Long Covid. Separate channels for different age groups age 8 - 18 years, parents and caregivers

LCK Connected - online hangout sessions provide a connection for children and young people living with Long Covid.

LCK Occupational Therapist Group Support - funded access to professional guidance.

 

Creation

Digital Support Guide - Shining a Light on Long Covid on Long Covid in Children and Young People. A guide to recognition, support and recovery.

Patient Support Resources - including Cautious Tortoise, Pacing Penguins, Teachers Tips

Youth Advisory Panel - working with young people at the heart of our work 

NHS GP 'Think Long Covid' - co-production of GP awareness leaflet

NHS Your COVID Recovery Website - consultation on the paediatric page 

Long Covid Kids Website - with a visitor every 45 seconds 

Long Covid Kids Awareness Video - to raise awareness and change the narrative early in the pandemic

Long Covid School Pack - for schools, families and healthcare professioan

Long Covid Europe - school guidance

Published Articles - research, opinion pieces, and discussion including BMJ, The Lancet, Nature, The Conversation, New Science Magazine, National Geographic, SecEd, Evidence-Based Nursing, British Journal of Child Health

Campaigning For Prevention

CoSchools - Supporting schools by delivering tools to help make them healthier

Schools Freedom of Information Requests - highlighting experiences in England and Scotland.

International Webinar of Paediatricians - bringing together expert clinicians and patients.

Technology 101 Prevention Webinar - hosted with industry experts to consider the options available.

Social Media Campaign - the only way to avoid Long Covid is to avoid Covid.

Social Media Campaign - CO2 Monitors in schools.

 

Campaigning For Awareness

10 Downing Street  - Our call for recognition, support and recovery. Children and young people delivered letters sharing their experiences with the Prime Minister along with our letter and support guide. 'Shining a Light on Long Covid on Long Covid in Children and Young People. A guide to recognition, support and recovery'.

Long Covid Kids in the News - participation in documentaries and press interviews. 

Social Media Campaigns  - consistent messaging across multiple platforms - Recognition / Support / Recovery, including prevention, impact, and improving the understanding by sharing emerging information.

National & International Representatives - England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, USA, Canada, Greece, New Zealand, Austria.

 

Research

Paediatric Covid Research Library - a useful resource for families and clinicians. 

Paediatric Research - co-production, consultation and participation in independent U.K and international research.

Connections - connecting participants and researchers for UK & International research. 

Social Media Campaigns - sharing lived experiences to raise awareness and interest.

Polls & Surveys - to assist policy creators and service providers.