Challenge: Sexual health services portal
Challenge Sponsor: Lambeth Borough Council
Team members: Joseph McCracken, Ioana Bottez, Matteo Fortier, Daniela Stanciu, Edwin Youbirdmurali
Motivated in part by the need for a more comprehensive digital health strategy following the pandemic, Lambeth Council sought a solution to their disconnected health services, including sexual health clinics, GP surgeries, and pharmacies. As each operate their own websites sharing the information on the services they provide, opening hours, contact details, and booking service, finding the service which works best for individual citizens can be complicated.
The Red Team were challenged to develop a single information portal to helps citizens find the most convenient service and up to date information across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. The data was required to automatically updated based on services operated by the providers and should provide an appointment booking system with integration to a number of different platforms.
Using software to continually source links to sexual health facilities in real-time, while retaining robust data security through encryption of personally identifying information, the students provided a single platform for staff to keep vital information up to date. By also building in a reporting function to flag when information was out of date, the team could save the council many hours of fact checking, allowing them to focus on strategic priorities around public health.