Background/introduction Disease and partner notification (PN) are two key roles for a sexual health service; however, there is no simple way to deliver these services. The challenge is amplified when patients and partners are not local to the clinic.
Aim(s)/objectives We therefore tested if enabling a sign posting and information website to share pages by email or text would have utility.
Methods The database of shared pages from 01/08/2013 to 31/01/2015 was reviewed and the most popular identified. The IP address was used to determine the number of unique computers/mobile devices used for this purpose.
Results 109 unique devices shared a total of 662 pages over 542 days of analysis. The biggest users were the result teams of two sexual and reproductive health clinics.
Discussion/conclusion Sharing pages has been used successfully to communicate with patients about infections, clinic locations and contraception. The decision by NHS mail to stop their text services in April 2015 creates a real need to develop this functionality further to effectively communicate with patients.
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