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Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study).

Torrance, Nicola; Grant, Aileen; Kennedy, Catriona; Douglas, Flora; Santiago, Virginia Hernandez; Skåtun, Diane; Adams, Nick; MacIver, Emma


Virginia Hernandez Santiago

Diane Skåtun


This is the final project report for project COV/LTE/20/32 ("Lived Experience of Long-Term COVID-19 on NHS Workers in Health Care Settings in Scotland: a Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study"). The Long COVID in health workers (LoCH) study investigated the lived experience of the longer term effects of COVID-19 (long COVID) on professional and ancillary staff employed in the NHS across Scotland. These staff were asked about: their symptoms of long COVID; health and wellbeing; use of healthcare and self management strategies; working in the NHS; and personal and household finances. The report outlines the methodology and results of the study, and identifies key findings and potential impacts.


TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SANTIAGO, V.H., SKÅTUN, D., ADAMS, N. and MACIVER, E. 2023. Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from:

Report Type Project Report
Online Publication Date Apr 30, 2023
Publication Date Apr 30, 2023
Deposit Date Jul 20, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jul 20, 2023
Publisher Chief Scientist Office (CSO)
Keywords COVID-19; Long COVID; NHS Scotland; Healthcare workers; NHS staff
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