About this survey

This is a national survey about whether adult street sex workers have access to health services that meet their needs. Your insight can help build on good practice and show where things need to change. If you work with street sex workers, in any capacity, please take part. 

This survey is about access to primary health care (meaning healthcare received in the community)- including GP services, mental health, sexual health and drug and alcohol services.


What are the possible benefits and disadvantages of taking part?

Although there is no direct benefit to you, by taking part you will have a say in how to improve health services for street sex workers.

Do I have to take part?

No, taking part is voluntary and you can stop at any time.

How will the results of the study be used?

All information which is collected will be kept strictly confidential. Anonymous data from this survey will be published to help improve health services for street sex workers.  No names or identifying details will be reported.

Who is organising the study?

The study is organised by the University of Bristol.

GDPR statement

As a university we use personally-identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a publicly-funded organisation, we have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research.  This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible.

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

If there are any specific comments relating to data protetion, you can contact our Data Protection Officer on: data-protection@bristol.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about completing this survey, please feel free to contact the researcher on the details below. If you would like to an independent contact for complaints, please email research-governance@bristol.ac.uk.

Thank you for your time.


Dr Lucy Potter

Academic GP, Bristol Medical School