Report: AHPA consultation on long COVID and repeated COVID infections

AHPA is seeking feedback from allied health professionals on their experiences supporting patients with long COVID or repeated COVID infections

In late 2022, AHPA sought the views and experiences of allied health service providers for inclusion in a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry on long COVID and repeated COVID infections. Submissions to the Parliamentary Inquiry closed on 18 November 2022.

The House of Representatives Committee report Sick and Tired: Casting a Long Shadow which was subsequently released investigates the experience of Long COVID in Australia and explores ways to better manage the condition and support sufferers. The report highlights the difficulty Australians with long COVID have with gaining a diagnosis and finding affordable accessible treatment for the condition. Osteopathy Australia and AHPA strongly support Recommendation 6 in particular, regarding management of the condition, including a review of the number of Medicare benefit items available for chronic conditions.