Sexual Health Self Test – National STI testing service for Scotland

March 2022

We’re working with a great team at NHS Sexual Health Services across Scotland and with accessible social research agency The Lines Between to co-design a service to support home testing kits for sexual health with a range of at risk groups across Scotland including:

  • 16–18 year olds
  • 18–25 year olds
  • Gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • The deaf community


We started the project by holding a discovery workshop with the NHS team. We then developed an identity and ‘call to action’ and information sheet to support recruitment and design development. We are arranging interviews with people this month. Insights from the research will inform the design of the service which will be implemented by the NHS technical team. 

We aim to share a research report and design recommendations in July. Do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

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