Doctors demand national screening for chlamydiaBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7453.1397-a (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1397
- Rebecca Coombes
Public health doctors have derided the slow progress towards a national screening programme for chlamydia as “disgraceful.”
The BMA's annual conference of public health medicine called on the government to roll out screening across the United Kingdom as a matter of urgency.
Dr Howard Barnes, who proposed the motion, said the absence of a national programme had led to a high volume of uncoordinated testing.
“In a district near me in Yorkshire 14 000 people have been tested. That is out …