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Doctors demand national screening for chlamydia

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1397
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    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 …

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