Dear Ms Cummings Your Request for Information: FOI-0325-19
Thank you for your request for information.
Your request and the response are below:
I'm enquiring about sexual health postal testing kits. I would like to know:
(1) the amount spent in pounds sterling on sexual health postal testing kits (which are sent
through the post to a patient's home and then returned by them for analysis) in the past three
financial years: 2018-19; 2017-18; 2016-17 – up to the latest year for which data is held.
(2) the number of sexual health postal testing kits sent to patients in the past three years (figures
for each year)
(3) the number of sexual health postal testing kits returned to the authority in the same years
(figures for each year)
This information is not held.
Barts Health does not send sexual health postal testing kits to patients’ chosen addresses (home,
work or other). The service is being provided by Sexual Health London (SHL). The Trust does sign
post patients to the website where they can order the kits and on occasion hand out kits to patients
on behalf of SHL. We do not record how many kits been given out to patients as everything is done
online via SHL website. https://www.shl.uk/
SHL is hosted by City of London Corporation and the test are processed by Chelsea and Westminster
Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. See information below: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/health-and-wellbeing/Pages/sexual-health.aspx
We suggest you contact them to request this information. For ease, we have included their contact
details below: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/access-to-information/Pages/freedom-of-
If you are dissatisfied on how your request has been handled, you can complain in writing to:
The Information Governance Manager, Barts Health NHS Trust,
The Information Governance Manager,
c/o Archives & Records Centre,
Barts Health NHS Trust,
Lower Ground Floor,
9 Prescot St,
If, after we have addressed your complaint, you remain dissatisfied with how we have responded,
you are entitled to appeal to the Information Commissioner (Tel: 01625 545 745). Details are shown at www.ico.org.uk.
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Barts Health NHS Trust
9 Prescot Street
London, E1 8PR
T: 020 7480 4866
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