What does TIDES mean for me?
I am a community member
- The TIDES study aims to reduce discrimination in healthcare settings so that everyone has equal opportunities to access health services when needed.
I am a service user
- The TIDES study will help reduce discrimination experiences in healthcare and ensure that access to services and quality of treatment are equal for all service users regardless of gender, ethnicity, migration status or social class.
I am a social worker
- The TIDES study will help to identify reasons why some service users may avoid using health services or receive differential treatment. This will help encourage people to seek professional help for physical or emotional problems when needed.
I am a healthcare practitioner
- Healthcare practitioners may experience bias, stereotyping and discrimination which can have an impact on job satisfaction. The TIDES study aims to understand the different types of discrimination that healthcare practitioners may experience or witness day-to-day.
I am a researcher
- The TIDES study will add to the literature on health inequalities by examining the role that discrimination plays in generating and perpetuating these inequalities and informing an intervention to help reduce inequalities in health service use.
I am a NHS clinician/manager
- Both patients and healthcare practitioners may experience bias, stereotyping and discrimination. These experiences are likely to have an impact on healthcare providers’ job satisfaction and patients’ access to services and quality of treatment. Gaining healthcare practitioner perspectives on discrimination experiences will be vitally important for understanding why some patients may receive differential treatment or avoid using health services.
I am a medical educator
- The TIDES study will help inform interventions to educate early-career healthcare practitioners in ways they can help to reduce discrimination in healthcare settings. Foundation year doctors, nurses from London-based schools and healthcare assistants will be recruited in this study to help us examine how bias and discrimination are related to work performance, quality of life and health service outcomes.
I am a policy maker
- The TIDES study will inform policies aimed at reducing discrimination in healthcare and improving health service use outcomes.