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Prevent in the NHS – British Muslims survey

Welcome to the very short online survey for the ‘Impact of Prevent in Healthcare’ research project!

This project, funded by the British Academy, is run by Dr. Tarek Younis and Dr. Sushrut Jadhav. The purpose of this survey is to explore your experiences and thoughts on Prevent’s integration in the NHS.

Prevent is part of the UK government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. It has simply been expressed as the need to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.” According to the Prevent Duty Guidance (2015), healthcare professionals will now meet, identify and treat individuals they believe may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism through a process called radicalisation. NHS healthcare professionals and staff receive mandatory training to recognise signs that someone has been or is being radicalised – this is part of the Prevent statutory duty. The UK governement designates the NHS a ‘pre-criminal space’.

It is important British Muslims share their views on Prevent; it is said “the fight against Islamist extremism is one of the great struggles of our generation” (David Cameron, 2015). We would like to know your understanding of Prevent and hear your thoughts on its integration within the NHS.

British Muslims will directly benefit from your participation in this research, whose purpose is to address the style and implementation of Prevent policies in healthcare. Your responses will eventually be integrated into workshops that will enhance the medical training and cultural sensitivity of London healthcare professionals, with the goal of improving healthcare access for Muslim patients.

All participants in the short survey will remain anonymous and the information provided will only be used for the purposes of this research. We anticipate this short survey can be completed in just a few minutes. You can pause at any time by pressing ‘finish later’ at the bottom of the page.

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