National screening programme for chlamydia exists in England

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7458.172-b (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:172
  1. K A Fenton (kevin.fenton@hpa.org.uk), consultant epidemiologist,
  2. D Scott LaMontagne, epidemiologist,
  3. Sarah Randall, consultant, reproductive health
  1. HIV and STI Department, Health Protection Agency Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London NW9 5EQ
  2. Ella Gordon Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth PO3 6AF

    EDITOR—The news article on the coverage of chlamydia screening in England was disappointing.1 Contrary to its suggestion that no “formal” chlamydia screening programme in England exists, the national chlamydia screening programme in England was established in 2002 after a successful pilot study in Portsmouth and Wirral and publication of the government's national sexual health and HIV strategy implementation plan.2 It is currently the only …

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