The intention is for this project to inform research, policy and public debates about health inequalities in the UK, with the aim of ensuring future efforts to promote research evidence to policy audiences also engage with public views and experiences. We are planning to produce the following outputs:
- A journal article and related blog piece exploring how the results of the national survey and citizens’ juries together suggest people in the UK think about health inequalities and potential policy responses.
- A journal article and related blog piece exploring whether the results of 1 (above) vary by city (Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester).
- A journal article exploring what kinds of evidence and expertise jury participants seemed to find persuasive in conversations about health inequalities.
- A journal article and related blog piece comparing the results of a Scottish survey of public opinions about health inequalities, undertaken 20 years ago, with our 2016 survey results.
- A journal article and related blog piece comparing the results of the UK national survey with a similar survey conducted in the USA to explore similarities and differences in public views of health inequalities in these two countries.
- A journal article and related blog piece focusing on any insights that the findings provide regarding how best to engage members of the public in discussions about health inequalities in ways that enable them to meaningfully contribute to research, policy and advocacy debates?
- A journal article and related blog piece reflecting on different ways in which policymakers can consider public opinion (surveys and polls versus more deliberative approaches such as citizens’ juries) and what the consequences of these choices seem to be.
In every case, we will produce an accessible blog summarising the key findings. We will also produce overviews of key findings for audiences in policy, practice and third sector organisations and we will present the work at events with each of these audiences from 2017 onwards.