Author: Esther Ainley

Resource Type: Case study

Categories: Coproduction

Publishing body: Picker

Initial survey findings indicated that there was a knowledge gap between ethnic groups. The white British ethnic groups tended to know more about the services a GP could provide for people with diabetes, in comparison to the ethnic groups that it most affected. When deciding whether to seek help, over two thirds of survey respondents reported that consulting their GP was not the initial action taken when a health issue is suspected. Over a third of the Black Caribbean respondents (36%) reported that their initial action would be to self-medicate, while 44% of Pakistani respondents would consult knowledgeable members of their family.

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