Most trusts will not meet chlamydia screening target

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1010
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Most trusts in England will not meet their 2008 chlamydia screening target, the director of the national screening programme admitted last week.

    Speaking at the fourth annual conference of the national chlamydia screening programme, in London, Mary Macintosh said that great progress had been made.

    “Last year only 25% of [primary care trusts] were screening [for chlamydia]. Now 78% are screening, and a further 23% will be [doing so] by the end of the year,” she said.

    But the government target for all strategic health authorities to have offered 15% of 15-24 year olds a test …

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