Call for evidence: help us update our #HealthNow literature review

Call for evidence: help us update our #HealthNow literature review
16/05/2022 Charlotte Payne

16 May 2022

We are calling for evidence about people’s experiences of using NHS services whilst homeless in England.

We know COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people experiencing homelessness and the way health and social care services are delivered.

Whilst continuing to talk to people directly about their experiences, we want to ensure we compile and monitor the existing patient experience literature.

We will utilise this evidence to update our #HealthNow Literature Review, which explores trends in patient experience for people experiencing homelessness and informs #HealthNow: our campaign working towards an inclusive health system.


What are we looking for?

  • Evidence published between 1 January 2021 and 30 April 2022.
  • Evidence of the views of people who have used NHS services (or public health commissioned services) whilst homeless.
  • This may include evidence of families experiencing homelessness.
  • This may include evidence which focuses on a health need or demographic group.
  • Evidence where people providing their views have properly consented to this being used in such a way.
  • Evidence which is available to be used in a report that will be distributed publicly.

What are we not looking for?

  • Any evidence about using NHS services which has not been generated by gathering the views and experience of people whilst homeless.
  • Evidence relating to people’s views of services which are not commissioned or delivered by the NHS or through Public Health.
  • Any evidence that does not relate to people’s experiences using NHS services in England.

What will we do with the evidence?

  • All evidence will be analysed to identify and report on key themes.
  • Any evidence and quotes used in the literature review update will be referenced appropriately.
  • The report will be widely distributed by all #HealthNow Partners, presented to the #HealthNow Alliance and used to shape future activities and peer research.

To submit evidence please send reports to:  [email protected] by 10 June 2022.