The QNI are delighted to invite you to the next online meeting for our Long Covid Nurse Group.

The QNI’s Long Covid Nurse Group aims to use the insight, expertise, knowledge and intelligence of the group to inform the Long Covid agenda by articulating the voice of community nursing. Further exploring opportunities for members to attend high-level stakeholder meetings to represent the ‘voice of nursing’ and contribute to publications promoting the nursing role and Long Covid service delivery.


The focal point of the meeting will revolve around current epidemiology in Long Covid and current treatment options and approaches.


  • Professor Nisreen A Alwan MBE, Professor of Public Health School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education,  University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant in Public Health University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Melissa Heightman, Consultant Integrated Respiratory & Interstitial Lung Disease Clinical Lead for Integration in Medical Specialities and for the Post COVID service University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Chair Respiratory Network, North Central London ICB.

Next meetings

  • Friday 20 September, 10 – 11.30am Long Covid occupational health and revalidation after long term illness.
    Speakers: Dr Alison Twycross, Chair of Supporting Healthcare Heroes UK; Dr Clare Rayner, Consultant Physician in Occupational Medicine; Anne Trotter, Assistant Director of Professional Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Booking available soon.
  • Tuesday 19 November, 10 – 11.30am – Long Covid where are we now? Causes and impact.
    Speakers: Prof. Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at the  University of Oxford; Prof. Danny Altman, Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London. Booking available soon.

Summaries from previous meetings


If you have any queries about the event, please email

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I join the group?

To join the network, please register your details here and tick “Long Covid Nurse Group” under ‘Mailing Lists’.  You can also sign up for general email updates from us and join other QNI networks.

  • I work within Acute settings. Can I attend?

The Queen’s Nursing Institute focuses and supports nurses working in the community. However, we recognise and encourage collaborative care. To understand and work collaboratively with partners and within the Integrated Care system approach, we welcome all professionals who wish to learn more.

  • I do not work within a Long Covid Service. Can I attend?

Yes, our community of practice is about sharing expert knowledge and learning about Long Covid. the aim of the meetings is to share knowledge, and learning- and promote good practice.

  • Shall I attend the meetings that are only relevant to my area of practice?

We would recommend that you attend as many meetings as possible. Increasing knowledge base about other areas of practice and sharing excellence in care- promotes and results in excellent and joined-up working.

  • I am a health care professional, not a nurse but I am interested in finding out more about Long Covid and services, can I attend?

Yes, our community of practice is about sharing expert knowledge and learning about long covid. the aim of the meetings is to share knowledge, and learning- and promote good practice.

  • How long do the meetings last? And do I need to stay for the whole meeting?

Our meetings are usually 1.5 hours long. We understand that people are busy and have commitments and whilst we encourage full attendance of the whole meeting, we understand if you need to leave early.


Event details

Date and time

10 July 2024
10-11.30 am


Online via Zoom

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