Share your views on the accessibility of the sexual health website

Closed 9 Nov 2020

Opened 22 Oct 2020

Results updated 1 Dec 2020

We wanted feedback on a range of functionality and design options for the future sexual health website. The consultation ran between 22 October and 9 November 2020.

The consultation was promoted via social media channels and paid social media advertising, and cascaded through a range of health, care and voluntary organisations. Responses were incentivised by the offer of two lots of £50 Love2shop vouchers if responders wished to opt into the prize draw.

75 people took part in the online consultation. Most respondents were female, White British and over 16 years of age.

There was an equal split between respondents that had used the East Sussex sexual health website before and those who hadn’t. Most respondents hadn’t used a sexual health and contraception service in the last 12 months.

Website function and design

  • 50% of respondents preferred the “How can we help you today" drop-down menu.
  • 44% preferred the other functionality where you can see all the tasks and options laid out on tiles.

Promoting and advertising for the website

63% of respondents preferred the Whatever your sexual health needs…. strapline. The adverts that used icons and images of contraception and healthcare were the significantly preferred option in terms of visuals and images used within advertising for the new website.

Next steps

Following this consultation, these preferences and feedback have been used to finalise the functionality and design of the new website, which will launch in late December 2020. It will be more compliant with accessibility requirements and have a new look.

The sexual health website will continue to have a feedback form to enable our residents and service users to provide feedback on the site should they wish to.

Two of the respondents who opted into the shopping voucher prize drawer for completing the survey were contacted after the consultation period ended. Both received their vouchers via post.


Tell us what you think about our plans for the East Sussex Sexual Health website and be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £50 vouchers.

East Sussex County Council and the NHS work together to provide sexual health clinics and services including contraception, The C-Card scheme, HIV and abortion services. We want to ensure residents can find the right services to meet their sexual health and contraceptive needs. We are updating our sexual health services website – – to make it more accessible, and we want to hear your views.

Why we are consulting

This short survey aims to understand what our website users prefer. It covers website functionality and imagery and some questions about marketing for the website. Your feedback and preferences will support us to further develop the website.

If you need this survey in another format or language please email Other formats available include a printed survey which can be posted to you and returned using our free post address.

Privacy information: The survey is open to East Sussex residents who are aged 13 years and over. You can complete the survey anonymously. However, if you wish to enter the prize draw to win one of two £50 Love to Shop vouchers, you will need to leave your contact email or phone number at the end of the survey. You can view our privacy policy and the Terms and conditions for the prize draw.


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