East London Pandemic Priority Setting Partnership for Ethnic Minority Communities

1. Participant Information

We are inviting you to join this partnership to help shape the recovery of East London!

  • Individuals who live across East London, specifically those who live in Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest
  • Individuals who identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Somali, South Asian, Bangladeshi
  • All age groups and all genders

We need you to help us create change right now and for the future!

We are asking you to complete this short survey to help create a Top 10 list of priorities to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in your community and aid with the recovery as we move forward from the pandemic.

Ethnic minority communities in East London have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that this is an urgent time to highlight the needs of ethnic minority communities in East London. We also recognise the longstanding health and social challenges faced by these communities, which have resulted in mistrust and barriers to accessing public services.

We want to hear your stories and work together to help us create the change you and your community want to see moving forward!

Our advisory group consists of representatives from community organisations, NHS, university, local authority and faith groups who work with ethnic minority communities across East London. Here is a list of those involved:
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Healthwatch Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
  • Women’s Inclusive Team
  • Social Action for Health
  • Doctors of the World
  • Newham COVID-19 Health Champions
  • Jesuit Refugee Service
  • East London Mosque
  • BAME Community Reference Group at Newham Council
  • Public Health London Borough of Newham
  • TELCO Citizens (Health Equality Action Leadership project)

This survey is the first step to identify the needs of your community to address the impact of the COVID-19 on ethnic minority communities in East London. It will be followed up with a second survey or interview to prioritise the needs. This will help us to inform national and local COVID-19 pandemic responses and better respond to the challenges faced by ethnic minority communities.

We aim to use these results from this survey to move away from conversation and listening, and move towards action.

We do not collect your contact details in this survey, and if we do this it will be kept separate from your survey answers. This means we will not be able to personally identify you when analysing the results. We will keep your information secure. We will only collect contact details if you wish to take part in the next step of the process or if you would like to hear about the survey results.

The agreed priorities and results from this survey will be published on our project website: www.amplifyinglives.com, and shared  via email and social media.

The James Lind Alliance
The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit initiative, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) to help gather uncertainties about a particular interest and prioritise important research questions, in order to influence the prioritisation of future research in that area. We are adapting the PSP methodology for this project, to co-create solutions with East London ethnic minority communities to help inform national and local COVID-19 pandemic responses, to better support ethnic minority communities and foster deep transformational change.

For further information, visit the JLA website (www.jla.nihr.ac.uk).

If you feel that you have been affected by any of the issues covered in the survey and would like further support please let us know.

To learn more about this project, please visit www.amplifyinglives.com or contact: miski.osman2@nhs.net, PSP Coordinator

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