Freedom of information response

Sexual health postal testing kits

Publication date: 
Thursday 16 May 2019
Request: 

1.  The amount spent in pounds sterling on sexual health postal testing kits (which are sent through the post to a person'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 persons 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)

Response: 

1. Amount spent

·   2016-17 = £15,355

·   2017-18 = £14,976

·   2018-19 = Thurrock Council no longer directly commission testing. Please contact Provide Community Interest Company for STI testing kit information. https://www.provide.org.uk/your-information/

2. Kits sent out

·  2016-17 = 999

·  2017-18 = 958

·  2018-19 = Thurrock Council no longer directly commission testing. Please contact Provide Community Interest Company for STI testing kit information. https://www.provide.org.uk/your-information/

3. Kits returned

·  2016-17 = 668

·  2017-18 = 956

·  2018-19 = Thurrock Council no longer directly commission testing. Please contact Provide Community Interest Company for STI testing kit information. https://www.provide.org.uk/your-information/

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Request reference:
FOI 8996