Chlamydia detection rate: considerations for commissioning

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


Towards achieving the chlamydia detection rate: considerations for commissioning

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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

Published 11 November 2014