Over the past few months, we submitted FOI Requests to six London Boroughs to try and assess the home-testing service provided by Sexual Health London.
According to SHL’s website, they claim their service “provides free and easy access to sexual health testing via the internet and local venues”.
The service provides testing for a range of sexually transmitted infections including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Some boroughs do not to participate in SHL. These are Hillingdon, Hounslow, Sutton, Croydon and Greenwich.
|Borough||Daily SHL allocation*||Date**|
|City of Westminster||Unlimited||August 2019|
There are no plans to write to anymore Boroughs but, from the six results we have, it does seems like a postcode lottery with residents in Haringey having the worst service.
If you are unhappy with SHL in your Borough then you should contact the Department that co-ordinates sexual health.