Dual Testing Research Project


With an increase in Sexually Transmitted Infections in England including Hertfordshire, the Public Health Team at Hertfordshire County Council is working with Hitch Marketing on a research project to understand the barriers and facilitators for pharmacists to promote and offer dual testing kits.

To complete this research, Public Health are looking for a further 3 pharmacists in Hertfordshire to be involved in the final stages of the research project. The pharmacist must have a current Service Level Agreement to deliver sexual health services in order to take part.

Hitch will first be conducting 20 – 30-minute interviews with pharmacists to understand the barriers and facilitators you may face in relation to promoting dual testing. The interviews will take place online, or over the phone. All research collected will be treated as anonymous.

Interviews will take place between 15–26 January. Researchers from Hitch are available Monday, Thursday & Friday between 9am & 8pm to conduct interviews. If you are interested in taking part but need alternative dates, please reach out and let us know. Anyone who takes part in an interview will receive a £40 Amazon voucher as a thank you for their time.

Online workshop
Hitch will then be holding a 1.5 hour online workshop with 8 pharmacists to develop promotional materials and interventions to help pharmacists promote dual testing in a way that works for you. Anyone who attends will be provided with a £60 Amazon voucher.

The online workshop will take place Thursday, 8 February (time TBC and a time that works for you will be picked).

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Hitch using the email address below: