Surveillance of community genital Chlamydia trachomatis testing in the East of England, 2008-2010
C Jennison, I Roddick, A Deas, L Emmett, S Bracebridge
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Widespread testing for chlamydia is expected to result in a reduction in prevalence. In 2008, coverage indicators introduced by the Department of Health (DH) required collection and submission of all tests performed outside of genitourinary medicine clinics. No mechanism existed to collect community-based tests conducted outside of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. The Health Protection Agency Regional Epidemiology Unit in the East of England (EoE) set up a new system to routinely collect and submit these tests on behalf of the regional Primary Care Organizations (PCOs). METHODS: Testing data were requested from all laboratories commissioned to undertake chlamydia testi..View full abstract
This work was supported by the PCOs in the EoE.