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Eastern and central European people urged to complete health survey

31 January 2024

Female doctor with patient

A survey has been launched to help better engage eastern and central European people living in Northamptonshire to further understand how these communities access health services.

The aim of the project, which is being run by both West and North Northamptonshire Councils, is to learn more about their experiences of health and care services, as well as their wellbeing needs, after the pandemic highlighted a lack of relationships with groups within these communities.

The survey asks people what services they use, what services they would like better access to, and any challenges they face, as well as any improvement they would like to see.

The survey is available in multiple Eastern and Central European languages, and responses are completely anonymous.

People can find out more and complete the survey here

The closing date is 12 February 2024.

World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows that life expectancy in many Eastern European countries is considerably lower than in the UK, and with worse health outcomes such as smoking, HIV and TB.

The full extent of such issues locally is unknown and the pandemic highlighted a lack of relationships with various groups within this community. It is hoped the survey will help the Councils better understand the inequalities in healthcare access and outcomes.

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