Rural racism towards our workforce in Shropshire: would you like to share your experiences?

The University of Wolverhampton is inviting people to take part in a research study about workforce experiences of rural racism in Shropshire from members of the public and service users, through completing the online survey below.

Rural Racism Survey link

An initial Autumn 2021 call for participants brought 117 responses, with which they are really pleased, but they would very much like to hear from more people in order to strengthen collective understanding of what is going on across our area.

The research study is primarily focussed upon racist behaviour towards health and social care staff of perceived non-English heritage in Shropshire, the overall aim of which is to develop and evaluate ways in which health and social care should respond to it.

It is also open to staff working in other service areas, who may have experienced racist behaviour in the course of their working lives.

It is a co-creation project between the University of Wolverhampton, HEE West Midlands, the NHS Trusts, RCN and other concerned bodies in Shropshire and in Telford and Wrekin ie across the Integrated Care System.

So if you have a story to share, please consider sharing it: the survey is anonymous, and we have been assured that there no way for anyone to find out whether you have taken part or how you answered any question. Participants are also invited to say if they would be willing to take part in a follow up interview with the lead researcher, Dr David Matheson.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact him direct at the following address: D.Matheson@wlv.ac.uk.

A summary from the University of Wolverhampton:

Participation
Participation is entirely voluntary. The survey is anonymous, so there no way for anyone to find out whether you have taken part or how you answered any question.

How long will it take to do this survey?
We estimate that it should take no more than ten to 15 minutes to complete the survey. A lot will depend on how much you write for the free-text questions.

Confidentiality
In all instances, confidentiality will be guaranteed to within the limits of the law and regulatory bodies.

This survey is entirely anonymous. If you choose to take part in an interview or focus group, you will be asked to click a link which will take you to a totally separate form and we have no way of linking your replies here to your name and contact details on the form.

No one outside of the University research team will be able to see your name or contact details on any materials stored or produced. Your data will have a code number instead and data such as the name of your employer will be anonymised also. We need to manage your records in specific ways for the research to be reliable. This means that, once the data is anonymised, we won’t be able to let you see or change the data we hold about you.

We will keep all information about you safe and secure.

To go to the survey, click here

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