The ICST COVID Recovery Toolkit

A Product Summary


Patient app


Clinical Guideline


Hours of CPD (per HCP)


Certificates/ competencies


User access (patient and HCP)


Implementation expertise

Components of the toolkit:

Self-management app for people living with the long-term effects of COVID-19

Supporting patients to personalise their recovery goals, take steps towards these goals, and learn more about their symptoms.

A wraparound toolkit for all healthcare professionals

An award winning platform for frontline teams, to outline a structured clinical assessment of a patients presenting with Long COVID, and the referral criteria for the services to support people living with Long COVID

A data dashboard for Commissioners

Allowing commissioners to see real-time data about the uptake and engagement of the programme within their locality, and helping to inform service provision

Aims of the toolkit:

Outline a structured clinical assessment of a patients presenting with Long COVID

Exploring the different symptom groups that patients present with, the guideline outlines the steps from taking a history, examination, investigations and management.

A real-world compliant toolkit, improving engagement and removing barriers

In the process of returning to ‘normal’ in a post-COVID era, practitioners are under enormous pressure to deliver healthcare, and this guideline aims to simplify the process and ensure it’s achievable in practice.

The toolkit is co-produced with policy makers, clinical experts and patient groups

The COVID Recovery Toolkit is co-produced with policy makers, multidisciplinary clinical experts, and patient groups, to ensure that the toolkit is fully aligned with the needs of people recovering from COVID-19 infection.

Outcomes of the toolkit:

The functionality and content of this toolkit have been designed to deliver to a lot of the major outcomes, and these benefits have been outlined below:

Improve the diagnostic accuracy of Long COVID
Access to digital care plans for other health and care settings (e.g. schools, care homes, 111, U&EC)
Appropriate referral to a specialist services
Improved patient experience with more convenient access to advice, diagnosis and treatment
Patient being supported through digital technologies to manage their condition at home
Increased access to data
Time savings for clinical staff
Delivering co-production
Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) compliant
Endorsed by:

To see the success of this toolkit across a nation, check out the NHS Wales Response to COVID-19 Case study page