Did you know that Reading has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) in the South-East of England? That’s why we’re asking people in Reading to take part in a special, anonymous survey between 1 August and 31 October 2017.
Anyone can take part, but we’d really like to hear from people who answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
The survey asks people what they know about TB symptoms, what makes people more likely to get it, how to get free NHS testing and how people can be treated.
Your views really matter because they will help Public Health officials decide if information about TB is getting out in the right way, to the right people. Public health officials have asked Healthwatch Reading to carry out this work, so your feedback will go directly to those in charge of protecting our whole community’s health.
You can take part in this survey regardless of your immigration status. You do not need to give your name.
If you want more information about TB after you completed the survey, you can read our summary of common questions and answers.
As well as putting the survey online, the Healthwatch Reading team will bring the questionnaire out and about to community groups in Reading over the next few months.
If you would prefer to tell us your answers on the phone or you want to ask us about anything in the survey, please contact the Healthwatch Reading team on 0118 937 2295.
We plan to write a report on the survey findings and share it on our website and also through your local community group.