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Language survey launched by the NHS Race and Health Observatory

20 July 2021

The NHS Race and Health Observatory has launched an important public survey to gather the views on the kind of language they use when talking about race and ethnicity.

The aim of the survey is to determine what terminology means something to the people who come in contact or work within the NHS - whether that's patients, staff, carers or the broader communities.

Language is powerful, and means different things to different people so this survey will help the Observatory understand what language to use going forwards by starting this conversation with its communities.

The survey will run until Tuesday 10 August 2021 and should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Once the survey closes there will also be a series of roundtable discussions to explore people’s preferences more deeply and the outcome will be published later this year.

Page last updated 20 July 2021