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What is the TIDES study?

The Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) study investigates how discrimination experienced by both patients and healthcare practitioners may generate and perpetuate inequalities in health service use. The study involves four interrelated projects.

SEcondary data analyses

Project 1 uses survey data and electronic health records to investigate inequalities in health service use.

Surveys and interviews

Project 2 uses the findings from Project 1 to facilitate conversations with healthcare practitioners about both experiencing and witnessing discrimination to see what impact these experiences have on inequalities in health service use.

Virtual reality

Project 3 builds on the findings from the first two projects to look at how healthcare practitioners interact with patients in virtual reality environments.

Intervention framework

Project 4 involves talking to carers, service users, healthcare practitioners, community members and policy makers about the findings from Projects 1-3 to develop an intervention framework.