SH:24 IS A PIONEERING ONLINE SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICE, DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NHS. WE PROVIDE FREE STI TEST KITS, INFORMATION AND ADVICE – 24 HOURS A DAY

Using digital technology, SH:24 makes it easier for people to get access to sexual health services - remote testing for the four most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis and HIV. We are a Community Interest Company (CIC).

Our vision is to make it easier and faster for people to access sexual and reproductive health services, no matter where they live in the UK.

Efficiency savings
Up to 50% more cost effective than clinic based testing

Rapid diagnosis & treatment
Results within 72 hours; positive results fast-tracked to clinic 

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Designed to scale
Built to serve a diverse population, regardless of location, with a limited time set-up

Freeing clinic capacity
Partner clinics free up more capacity for complex cases

User-centred design
Understanding user needs to promote self-management

Widening access to services
People can access services 24/7 - regardless of busy lifestyle or location (urban or rural)

Why would I want to go to a clinic? This is so quick and convenient
— Service user
Ironically, though it’s a remote service, it’s more personal
— Service user
The sexual health services in my area are next to impossible to access - they are only open for a few hours each week. This is a great option for those who can’t meet their restricted hours.
— Service user
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Our team

SH:24's team has a broad range of expertise in sexual health, public health, commissioning, evaluation, design, innovation and operations. Collectively, they have in-depth knowledge of the sexual health economy and have demonstrated their ability to lead change.

OPERATIONS

Glyn Parry                     Operations Director   Linkedin  /  Twitter

Glyn Parry                  

Operations Director

Linkedin / Twitter

Graham Pomery                   Finance Director   Linkedin

Graham Pomery                

Finance Director

Linkedin

Kumar Jacob                              Non Executive Director   Linkedin  /  Twitter

Kumar Jacob                         

Non Executive Director

Linkedin / Twitter

Anna Joyce   Operations Manager   LinkedIn

Anna Joyce

Operations Manager

LinkedIn

CLINICAL SERVICES

Gillian Holdsworth             Managing Director   Linkedin

Gillian Holdsworth          

Managing Director

Linkedin

Adam Black                        Lead Nurse

Adam Black                    

Lead Nurse

Michael Brady                     Director - Lead for Transformation   Twitter

Michael Brady                  

Director - Lead for Transformation

Twitter

Dame Donna Kinnair         Chair of Non Executive Board

Dame Donna Kinnair      

Chair of Non Executive Board

Emma Fletcher   Nurse

Emma Fletcher

Nurse

Anatole Menon Johansson      Director - Caldicott Guardian   Linkedin  

Anatole Menon Johansson  

Director - Caldicott Guardian

Linkedin 

Stuart Amos-Gibbs         Support worker

Stuart Amos-Gibbs    

Support worker

Charlotte Sullivan   Senior Sexual Health Nurse   LinkedIn

Charlotte Sullivan

Senior Sexual Health Nurse

LinkedIn

SERVICE DEVELOPMENT

Adam Whittingham   Lead Developer (full stack)

Adam Whittingham

Lead Developer (full stack)

Richard Vickerstaff              Full stack developer

Richard Vickerstaff             Full stack developer

Mollie Courtenay           Service Designer & Researcher   Linkedin  /  Twitter    Meet Mollie

Mollie Courtenay        

Service Designer & Researcher

Linkedin / Twitter

Meet Mollie

Chris Howroyd                     Service Development Director   Linkedin  /  Twitter

Chris Howroyd                  

Service Development Director

Linkedin / Twitter

GROWTH AND PARTNER SUPPORT

Rakesh Sondhi   Non Executive Director   LinkedIn

Rakesh Sondhi

Non Executive Director

LinkedIn

Justin Harbottle  Business Development Manager

Justin Harbottle
Business Development Manager

Elena Ardines                Business Analyst   Linkedin

Elena Ardines               Business Analyst

Linkedin

Matt Hinds   Non Executive Director

Matt Hinds

Non Executive Director

COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT

Nicola Miller   Head of Communications & Engagement   LinkedIn  /  Twitter

Nicola Miller

Head of Communications & Engagement

LinkedIn / Twitter

Linnea Haviland              Content and graphic designer

Linnea Haviland          

Content and graphic designer

 

DISTRIBUTION

Nana Arbova                             Distributor

Nana Arbova                          

Distributor

Shaveve Sharpe   Distributor

Shaveve Sharpe

Distributor

Cori Stewart-Senior  Distributor

Cori Stewart-Senior
Distributor

Russell Graham  Distributor

Russell Graham
Distributor

 

EVALUATION

Paula Baraitser                   Director - Lead for Reproductive Health, Evaluation and Safeguarding   Linkedin

Paula Baraitser                  Director - Lead for Reproductive Health, Evaluation and Safeguarding

Linkedin

Emma Rezel   Researcher

Emma Rezel

Researcher

Sharmani Barnard   Researcher

Sharmani Barnard

Researcher


Our service enables users to move seamlessly between the internet, telephone and clinic. We collaborate with specialist sexual health services and the clinicians on our board are some of the UK’s leading voices in the sexual health field. For any partner who would like to introduce SH:24 to their area our package offers:

Uniquely test kits and instructions - co-designed with users

Uniquely test kits and instructions - co-designed with users

Text message communication throughout order process. General support by clinician via text, phone and webchat

Text message communication throughout order process. General support by clinician via text, phone and webchat

Online access to STI testing services

Online access to STI testing services

Compliance with NHS information governance standards and hosting within the NHS N3 Network.

Compliance with NHS information governance standards and hosting within the NHS N3 Network.

And in addition:

 

  • Local clinics can access and manage SH:24 results and referrals
  • A referral process designed with local specialist health services
  • Comprehensive, visual monthly reporting 
  • Robust safeguarding protocols and policies
  • Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

SH:24 also offers chlamydia treatment, partner notifications and combined oral contraception. We continue to develop our services and plan to offer emergency hormonal contraception, pregnancy testing and condom distribution as part of our package soon.

Our team has a broad range of expertise in sexual health, public health, commissioning, evaluation, design, innovation and operations. Collectively, the team have in-depth knowledge of the sexual health economy and have demonstrated their ability to lead change.

We work with NHS Trusts and providers across the country; we welcome interest from other trusts, providers, and commissioners. Please get in contact for more information or to arrange a meeting with our team.