Over 300 members of staff at Leicester’s Hospitals and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have joined a study investigating immune responses to COVID-19 in healthcare workers. The study, named DIRECT, aims to find out whether there are differences in immune responses to COVID-19 infection and vaccination between ethnic groups.
Patients with lasting symptoms of COVID-19 who completed a six week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition, according to researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University.Read More
Addressing misinformation and mistrust, inclusive communication, involving healthcare workers in the vaccine rollout, and promoting vaccination through trusted networks could play an important role in helping to tackle vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers from ethnic minorities, according to new findings by the University of Leicester, University College London and the University of Nottingham.Read More
The majority of survivors who left hospital following COVID-19 did not fully recover five months after discharge and continued to experience negative impacts on their physical and mental health, as well as ability to work, according to results released by the PHOSP-COVID study today. Furthermore, one in five of the participant population reached the threshold for a new disability.Read More
Slow walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the virus, according to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) led by Professor Tom Yates at the University of Leicester. Read More