Research Output per year
Methods: This multi-method 30-month study, commenced in June 2015, and comprises four stages.
1. Three related reviews: a) systematic review of Gypsy/Travellers’ access to health services; b) systematic review of reviews of how trust has been conceptualised within healthcare; c) realist synthesis of community engagement approaches to enhance trust and increase Gypsy/Travellers’ participation in health services. The reviews will consider any economic literature;
2. Online consultation with health and social care practitioners, and civil society organisations on existing engagement activities, including perceptions of barriers and good practice;
3. Four in-depth case studies of different Gypsy/Traveller communities, focusing on maternity, early years and child dental health services. The case studies include the views of 32–48 mothers of pre-school children, 32–40 healthcare providers and 8–12 informants from third sector organisations.
4. Two stakeholder workshops exploring whether policy options are realistic, sustainable and replicable.
Case study data will be analysed thematically informed by the evaluative framework derived from the realist synthesis in stage one.
The main outputs will be: a) an evaluative framework of Gypsy/Travellers’ engagement with health services; b) recommendations for policy and practice; c) evidence on which to base future implementation strategies including estimation of costs.
Discussion: Our novel multi-method study seeks to provide recommendations for policy and practice that have potential to improve uptake and delivery of health services, and to reduce lifetime health inequalities for Gypsy/Travellers. The findings may have wider resonance for other marginalised populations. Strengths and limitations of the study are discussed.
- community engagement
- Maternity services
- Early years’ services
- Child dental health services
- Case study
- Multi-method research
- Socially-excluded populations
Enhancing Gypsy, Roma and Traveller peoples’ trust: using maternity and early years’ health services and dental health services as exemplars of mainstream service provisionMcFadden, A., Siebelt, L., Jackson, C., Jones, H., Innes, N., MacGillivray, S., Bell, K., Corbacho, B., Gavine, A., Haggi, H. M. & Atkin, K., 14 Sep 2018, Dundee: University of Dundee. 231 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract
Activities per year
Alison McFadden (Member)
Activity: Other activity types › Public engagement and outreach - work on advisory panels