Confidential & Anonymous

What is the purpose of the questionnaire?
You are being asked to take part in a general survey to explore people’s sexual health needs. This information will be used by Wirral Council’s Public Health team to inform the development and delivery of local services. Even if you have never used a sexual health service we still want to hear your views.

Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?
Yes. We take confidentiality very seriously. The survey does not ask for names or addresses so no-one will know you have taken part and your answers cannot be traced back to you. All surveys will be kept on a secure, password protected computer. Any paper surveys will be kept in a locked cabinet. Please be aware that, because we do not take names, it is unlikely you would be able to withdraw your answers from the study after you have returned the survey.

What do we mean by sexual health?
Sexual health services offer information, safe-sex advice and treatment to do with contraception and sexually transmitted infections (sometimes called STDs).

Do I have to take part?
No. It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. Please read this information and take your time to decide. You can still use any service just the same whether you decide to take part in the survey or not. Please only complete this survey if you live, work, socialise or access services in Wirral.

What’s involved?
The survey asks for brief information about you, your knowledge, awareness and opinions of sexual health services. We will also ask you a small number of questions about lifestyle, to get a picture of your general health. This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete depending on how much information you want to provide.

Are there any risks/benefits to being involved?
There are no direct risks or benefits to you being involved in the study, but the information you provide will be used to help develop services for you and others.

Contact details
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the study, please contact:
Tricia Cavanagh,