A five-year programme of research (2020-2025) funded by the National Institute for Health Research and led by Professor Claudia Estcourt, Glasgow Caledonian University.
SEQUENCE Digital aims to provide research evidence to improve sexual health for all in a digital NHS.
We previously developed an innovative Online Chlamydia Pathway within an eSexual Health Clinic, that is accessible on wifi-enabled devices, such as PCs and smartphones, and demonstrated safety and feasibility in exploratory studies.
It contains a unique-to-the-NHS online automated clinical consultation and electronic prescribing algorithm for the management of people with chlamydia and their partners via the Online Chlamydia Pathway.
The Online Chlamydia Pathway within an eSexual Health Clinic could provide considerable health gains for people with STIs and could be applied across the NHS for many other health conditions, but it now needs full scale evaluation.
Through the SEQUENCE Digital research programme we will develop, trial and evaluate an eSexual Health Clinic that is:
- Digitally secure
- Clinically safe
- Based on rigorous research evidence
- Accessible to as many people as possible