Embarrassing Bodies Risk Checker still not got a link to services in Northern Ireland


Recently I contacted Channel 4 about a lack of resources regarding sexual health in Northern Ireland after watching Embarrassing Bodies. Since my initial email there has been correspondence backwards and forwards with them. This morning, I thought that we had a breakthrough. Although their site producer has confirmed that,

under the Sexual Health section of our support page, (www.channel4.com/support) a link has been added for information on GUM clinics in Northern Ireland.

this does not actually answer my original point. I have since emailed back and reiterated that on the Embarrassing Bodies Risk Checker there is no information regarding Northern Ireland when there is about England, Scotland, and Wales. See the screenshot below.

The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and … (screenshot of Embarrassing Bodies Risk Checker Clinic Finder from Channel 4 website taken 19 Nov 2013.
The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and … (screenshot of Embarrassing Bodies Risk Checker Clinic Finder from Channel 4 website taken 19 Nov 2013.

I hope that they will be able to rectify the situation and do so promptly. There is advice on their support pages, but it seems crazy not to add it here. I hope this is not another occasion of having to say, “Yoo hoo, Northern Ireland is over here.” (see post on Liberal Democrats in Northern Ireland).

I am sure that there will be some people wondering why I am doing this, but it is quite simply because Channel 4 is a broadcaster to the United Kingdom, it states on the site that it has included links for the UK but it does not. While the counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone still form Northern Ireland, a constituent part of the United Kingdom, we have a right to be treated as anyone from counties such as Bedfordshire, Ceredigion, or Lanarkshire.

I have also asked that on the support page they add a link to Northern Ireland’s only HIV-specific support charity, Positive Life, as THT does not really operate here.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.