Thank you for helping us with the nation's questions on Covid.  What do you think about Covid information?  How are you piecing it together to make decisions about your health? We will use your answers to help the NHS and charities give people like you the information you need.
 
Survey checklist
  • We won't ask for your name, email or IP address. This means we can't identify you.
  • You don't have to answer everything, but it will help us if you do.
  • We will ask your age and gender, but you can 'prefer not to say'.
  • This survey is aimed at people in the UK. If you don't live in the UK you are welcome to complete the survey.
  • Your answers will only be used for this survey.
  • It will take about 5 minutes.
About you

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* 1. Do you live in the UK or care for someone living in the UK?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. How old are you?

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* 4. Do you have health condition(s) which need ongoing monitoring or treatment? (Check all that apply)

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* 5. Do you need antenatal or maternity care?

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* 6. How worried are you about your risk of catching Covid?

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* 7. How worried are you about becoming seriously ill or dying if you get Covid?

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* 8. How much do each of these risks worry you?

  Extremely worried Very worried Somewhat worried Not so worried Not at all worried
The risk of my health conditions becoming worse due to avoiding hospitals
Something might be missed if I don't see my doctor or nurse
The risk of having to change my treatment
The risk of urgent treatment being delayed
The risk of giving it to the person I'm caring for

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* 9. Which of these statements best describes you? (check all that apply)

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* 10. How confident are you about protecting yourself from catching Covid?

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* 11. Where do you go to get information on Covid that you trust? (tick all that apply)

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* 12. Which best describes you?

Making decisions about healthcare can be a challenge at this time. The next questions are about the information you have to do this.

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* 13. About trustworthy information:

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* 14. Are there any areas where you feel you don't have enough information? (tick all that apply)

The next question is about whether the advice and information you've seen about healthcare services during Covid is consistent or whether it conflicts.

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* 15. How conflicting do you find information from different sources?

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* 16. Which of these issues do you find most difficult? (1=most difficult; 3=least difficult)

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* 17. If you needed to access or attend GP or hospital services has there been a delay? (check all that apply)

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* 18. Have you changed your treatment plans to avoid hospitals or your GP surgery?

  Yes No
Going to hospital
Going to your GP

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* 19. If you did need to attend a health service during lockdown, did you feel adequately informed about what to expect about changes due to Covid beforehand?

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* 20. Did you feel satisfied that precautions to control risk of Covid were adequate?

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* 21. When is your next hospital or GP appointment?

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* 22. Thinking about your next appointment, how worried are you about the potential risk involved?

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* 23. What is worrying you?

  Extremely worried Very worried Somewhat worried Not so worried Not at all worried
Risk of exposure to Covid from hospital staff
Risk of exposure to Covid from people in public areas e.g. waiting rooms, lifts
Risk of exposure to Covid from public facilities, e.g. toilets
Risk of exposure to Covid from public transport getting there
Risk of exposure to Covid from hospital equipment, e.g. scanners; monitors
Other problems with moving around the hospital
Other concerns about the journey, e.g. long journey and need to stop to use toilet; parking
Thank you for completing this survey. We are planning to publish the results in September at www.pifonline.org.uk
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