BLACHIR Pregnancy, Maternity early years Pillar survey

Closed 30 Apr 2021

Opened 29 Jan 2021


As part of the Birmingham and Lewisham African and Caribbean Health Inequalities Review (BLACHIR) we would like to collect some nuanced information relative to the experience of women during pregnancy, maternity and the early years of parenting. 

Two independent acadamic and review boards made up of researchers and members of the community have provided steer to form this questionnaire and will review the results. Some of the initial recommendations of the review have already been implemented in this survey, as you will see the word 'black' has been eliminated from the questionnaire about ethnicity and we will refer instead soley to African or Caribbean.

The resulting data will inform a wider report covering the broader issues of health inequalities. It will also provide recommendations and guide the interventions of Birmingham City Council and Lewisham Council aimed at reducing the inequalities experianced by African and Caribbean communities. This model of consultation will form a blueprint of future reviews of inequalities affecting our commuinities.

For more information about the BLACHIR review please visit Birmingham City Council’s website:


The data collected through the survey is anonymous, so you cannot be identified from what you have said. We plan to publish the findings from the survey at a population rather than an individual level (for example in tables or graphs using summary results) and any quotes used from answers will remain anonymous. 

While Birmingham City Council feel that the questions we have asked in this survey are anonymous and would not place you at risk of being identified as an individual, we will ensure that if any data is provided that creates such a risk we will process as per our privacy statement. By providing a response you consent to the use of any such personal data in this manner. Full details are available on the link below:





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