STIs: surveillance, data, screening and management

The surveillance and epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) collects data on sexual health services and sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services and other clinical and community-based settings in England. UKHSA also collects data on all NHS and local council and NHS-commissioned chlamydia testing carried out in England.

More information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is available on NHS.UK.

Data collection


Regional reports


The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) issues guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of all sexually transmitted infections.

National chlamydia screening programme (NCSP): guidelines and resources.

Updates to this page

Published 31 July 2014
Last updated 13 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added ‘HPV vaccination uptake in men who have sex with men (MSM)’ under Epidemiology section.

  2. Added 'HPV prevalence in sexually active young females in England.'

  3. Added 'Sexually transmitted infections: West Midlands data' to Regional reports section.

  4. Added ‘Sexual and reproductive health: Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT)’ guidance under ‘Data collection’ section.

  5. Added Sexually transmitted infections in the Yorkshire and Humber: 2016 data.

  6. Added 'Sexually transmitted infections: East Midlands data'.

  7. Added ‘Doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for STIs’.

  8. Added 'Sexually transmitted infections: South East data'.

  9. Added 'Sexually transmitted infections: North East data'.

  10. Added 'Sexually transmitted infections: North West data'.

  11. Added 'Sexually transmitted infections: East of England data'.

  12. Added new report, 'Sexually transmitted infections: London data'.

  13. Added new report, Sexually transmitted infections: South West data.

  14. Added East Midlands 2015 data to epidemiology group.

  15. Added 'Sexual and reproductive health in England: local and national data'.

  16. Added Sexually transmitted infections: East of England 2015 data.

  17. Added Sexually transmitted infections: North West 2015 data.

  18. Added South East and London data for 2015.

  19. Added ‘Chlamydia: guidance on reporting in CTAD and GUMCADv2’ under data collection.

  20. Added London 2014 report to collection.

  21. First published.