Digital technologies are changing the way we deliver health care but how can we ensure no one is left behind?
This week SH:24 talks to Shaveve Sharpe, who recently celebrated her first year with SH:24 as a member of our kit distribution team.
We are faced with having to limit access to people trying to get tested for STIs in Southwark and Lambeth, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire...
Mollie Courtenay is our service designer and researcher. She divides her time between SH:24 and Mindwave Ventures (doing some very cool projects in mental health, check them out). She's been with SH:24 since its early days and has seen lots of changes and achievements - let's get to know her a bit better...
A lot has happened since our last data round-up in October - we celebrated our first birthday in March and we’ve now processed over 10,000 orders. We’re really excited about the potential of the data we’ve gathered. Our research team are hard at work on a randomised control trial that should tell us some more about our users’ behaviour but this is what we’ve been able to learn from the data we’ve looked at so far.
We’re delighted to say you can now use the SH:24 service in Lambeth, Southwark, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Essex...
We recently acknowledged a milestone at SH:24, the first birthday of our STI test service being online and serving the people of Lambeth and Southwark.
We are well pleased to announce the arrival of our new sexual health nurse, Sarah Cox, this week. Before she gets too busy answering your questions, we asked her some of our own so you can get to know a bit more about her and her experience.
Sexual health made headlines yesterday as shadow public health minister, Andrew Gwynne claimed in The Guardian that the Labour Party’s analysis had found as much as £40 million could be cut from local councils’ sexual health budgets and that this would have a consequent effect on (already increasing) STI rates. This analysis doesn’t take into account the opportunity for online STI testing services to deliver efficiency savings and improve access to STI testing through remote home testing.
Our service development director, Chris Howroyd, on why SMS text is our service users preferred communication method.
Tempted as we were to name our blog after a certain popular reality TV series, we couldn’t resist taking inspiration from Salt-N-Pepa again (as we have done with our Twitter hashtag #letstalkaboutsex). So enough hinting - we’re proud to say SH:24 has been successful in a partnership bid to deliver an integrated sexual health service in Essex.
We are chuffed to report that we have now sent out over 5,000 kits since our launch in March and our return rate still on the rise.
One in six GP appointments could be avoided through different approaches to care. Our work in Lambeth and Southwark helps reduce GP appointments…
As we've reached the exciting 3000 order landmark, we take a look at some of the data that underpins that and the service development hacks that have led to a rising return rate.