SH:24 hopes to revolutionise sexual health care by delivering services remotely, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What is SH:24?
SH:24 is a new way of accessing NHS sexual health services in Southwark and Lambeth.
Who is the service for?
Like traditional NHS sexual health clinics, SH:24 is for everyone in Southwark and Lambeth.
But we really hope it will provide access to people most at risk and in need - particularly if you don’t currently use NHS clinics.
A bit about us
We're a small team with lots of experience. We're made up of:
- NHS clinicians (doctors and nurses)
- Public health professionals
- Software Developers
Why are we different?
We’re not interested in big corporate profits. We’re a community interest company and our profits will be put back into the community to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Southwark and Lambeth.
When is it happening?
You will be able to discreetly order an STI test online from 2015.
Over the next four years we will be further developing the service to include:
- Sexual health advice
- Emergency hormonal contraception
- General contraception
- Pregnancy tests
- Information on treatment options
A bit more about us
SH:24 is funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity during its four year development phase.
It’s a partnership between Lambeth and Southwark Public Health Directorate and two local NHS Foundation trusts.
SH:24 is a not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC)
How are we designing SH:24?
We are using a design-led approach which involves lots of user testing. We are building and testing the service in a number of phases.
We will only move to the next phase when we have learned from your feedback, adding more features as we go.
Phase one launches in 2015 which will allow you to:
- Order an STI test kit online
- Return a sample
- Receive your results.
If you’d like to keep up to date with what we’re doing, follow our blog.
Even better if you’d like to help us develop it, we’d love to hear from you.
Follow us as @SH24_nhs