Consensus statements from expert panels
- Joint work is necessary to refer and receive referrals by recognising and prioritising nutrition and assessing dietary-related issues and nutritional needs.
- Remote working must include user friendly instruments to enable dietitians and healthcare professionals navigate recovery hand-in-hand with patients.
- Given the emerging field, some lessons can be learned from evidence in palliative care, cancer, immunological functions (e.g. role of histamine and mast cells), neurological implications and anecdotal reports from long COVID support groups.
- To improve health services, healthcare staff should gather generalised and specific information, it is also important to refer to the evidence base and learning generated from other countries.
- To involve healthcare professionals effectively we can empower nurses to be first-line contact and other healthcare professionals across health and social care services for further support.
- There is a need for improved education and training, greater awareness and leadership from healthcare professionals beyond COVID-19, and to recognise and tackle biases and prejudices.