Chlamydia detection rate: considerations for commissioning

Guidance for local authorities commissioning chlamydia screening on how to improve the detection rate indicator for their area.



In this guidance the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) outlines ways to improve the effectiveness and value for money of chlamydia screening in a local authority’s population of 15 to 24 year olds.

The guidance suggests a number of activities to support local authorities to work towards achieving the Department of Health recommended chlamydia detection rate of 2,300 chlamydia diagnoses per 100,000 15 to 24 year olds, a Health Protection indicator within the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

More information on NCSP guidelines and resources