Welcome to SEQUENCE Digital
What is the SEQUENCE Digital programme about?
- SEQUENCE Digital is a 5 year programme of research.
- The research programme started in 2020 and will end in 2025.
- It is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) .
- Professor Claudia Estcourt from Glasgow Caledonian University is leading
- The research aims to improve online sexual healthcare for a wide range of
- In earlier research, our team created a new technology, the eSexual Health
Clinic. People can access the eSexual Health Clinic online
For more information about SEQUENCE Digital, click here
For more information about our research team, click here
What is the eSexual Health Clinic?
The eSexual Health Clinic includes:
- Treatment for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) called chlamydia
- Sexual health promotion
- STI testing
- Ways to contact sexual partner who may also have chlamydia
We want to improve the eSexual Health Clinic, so that different types of people can use it. We want to test it in a clinical trial to check whether it is suitable for lots of different types of people to use safely
Click here to watch a video about the eSexual Health Clinic
Why is this research being done?
- Some healthcare services are delivered in person or face to face
- Some healthcare services are delivered online
- When healthcare services are delivered online, it can be hard for some people to use these services
- We want to improve online sexual healthcare services, so that they are easier for more people to use
How can I take part?
You can take part as a ‘participant’. This means you will be interviewed by a researcher about online sexual health services.
The interviews are suitable for people who:
- are aged 16 and older
- have had sex in the past 12 months
There are 3 types of interview, which relate to 3 separate studies - Studies A, B and C.
- Interviews only take around 60 minutes
- We'll offer you a £30 gift voucher to say thanks
To find out more about taking part in an interview, click here
Taking part in an interview
Study A – Access
This study is for people who have never used online sexual healthcare. It is also for people who have tried to use online sexual healthcare in the past, but found it difficult.
To find out more about Study A – click here
Study B – Contact
This study is for people who have used online sexual healthcare services before. In the interviews, we will talk about using online sexual healthcare services to tell someone about a recent STI diagnosis and to get STI care and treatment.
To find out more about Study B – click here
Study C – Pathway
This study is for people who have used online sexual healthcare services before. In the interviews, we will talk about using online sexual healthcare services to get STI test results, get treatment and tell partners about an STI test result.
To find out more about Study C –click here
Preview information sheet and consent forms
You do not need to do anything with these forms. They are for your information only.
To preview our Clinic Information Sheet – click here
To preview our NON-Clinic Information Sheet – click here
To preview our Consent Form– click here
You can also join our Community Panel. This means you will work with our researchers, as a team member, to design, plan and do the research. We know that people are different and we want our research to relate to different people
By involving different types of people in our research team, we can:
- Improve our knowledge and understanding about what patients need from an eSexual health clinic
- Consider a wider range of views and experiences when we design our research, do our research and share our research findings
- Share our research with more people
- Encourage conversation about our research areas and important topics
To find out more about joining our Community Panel, click here
Where can I get more information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or HIV?
Where can I get condoms?
Some NHS services in England andScotland provide free condoms. You can also get a wide range of condoms at incredibly low prices, online, at the freedoms shop.
Click here to find answers to more questions about the SEQUENCE Digital research programme.