A third of trusts in England are still not offering screening for chlamydia

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:585
  1. Claire Laurent
  1. Warwick

As many as one in three primary care trusts in England are failing to deliver opportunistic screening for chlamydia, according to figures released this week during the annual conference of the Health Protection Agency.

The new data show that at the end of July 2007—by which time all English trusts were expected to be offering chlamydia screening—only 99 of 152 (65%) were doing so.

Mary Macintosh, director of the national chlamydia screening programme, said that 93% of trusts had “plans and structures in place” for screening, and she was hopeful that they would have …

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