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The launch of the Digital Sexual Health working group

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Building 38 Hartley Suite

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What is the meeting about?

Digital Sexual Health is a multidisciplinary working group run jointly by the Solent NHS Trust Sexual Health Services and the Centre for Sexual Health Research at the University of Southampton. The aim of the meeting is to facilitate collaboration on research projects that utilise digital technologies to improve sexual health services and to reduce the burden of sexually transmitted infections.

Why is this meeting happening now?

Harnessing the digital revolution is an important next step for many areas of health promotion. The digitalisation of the National Health Service (NHS) leads to the next generation of interventions in sexual health that require the evidence-based, theory-driven and person-cantered approach in their development, evaluation and implementation.

Who can attend the meeting?

The meeting is free of charge. It is open to postgraduate students, researchers, healthcare professionals, third sector workers, service users, intervention developers, IT specialists, and anyone with an interest in public health and digital technologies.

What will happen during the meeting?

The event will consist of short presentations from key stakeholders, and all attendees will have the opportunity to take part in workshops/group discussions to enable a closer partnership between academia, NHS and third sector organisations.



Programme:

14:00-14:15 – Welcome (Tom Nadarzynski – Solent NHS Trust/University of Southampton)

14:15-14:30 – Centre for Sexual Health Research (Roger Ingham – University of Southampton)

14:30-14:45 – Public Health perspective (Robert Carroll – Hampshire County Council)

14:45-15:00 – Digitalisation of sexual health services (Sally Kidsley – Solent NHS Trust)

15:00-15:15 – Digital interventions in the charity sector (Dominic Edwardes - Terrence Higgins Trust)

15:15-15:30 – Coffee break and networking

15:30-15:45 – “How to facilitate collaboration” small group workshop

15:45-16:00 – Virtual Space as an information hub

16:00-16:15 – Clarifying the group’s mission and selecting the steering group.

16:15-16:25 – Final remarks


Our goal:

We aspire to become a national centre of excellence in digital sexual health research offering expertise on technological designs, behaviour change, research methodologies, evidence-based clinical practice and community engagement in relation to sexual health and sexual wellbeing.

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