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Government to press trusts to meet screening targets for chlamydia

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 07 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:299
  1. Caroline White
  1. 1London

    The Department of Health is to increase pressure on trusts that are not on course to meet the target of screening 15% of 15-24 year olds for chlamydia by the end of March this year.

    Figures released by the Health Protection Agency last November showed that the best performing strategic health authority had only managed 2.5% by September 2007 (BMJ 2007;335:1010; doi: 10.1136/bmj.39398.715324.DB).

    The latest figures, which are due to be released next week, are expected to show an improvement, but not sufficient to allay concerns about the target being …

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