Public Health England
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection, with sexually active young people at highest risk. As chlamydia often has no symptoms and can have serious health consequences (such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubul factor infertility) opportunistic screening remains an essential element of good quality sexual health services for young adults.
Further information on chlamydia is available from NHS.UK.
National chlamydia screening programme (NCSP)
HIV / STI department, Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue
Telephone: 0208 327 7436 or 020 8327 7414
Fax: 0208 200 7868
A substantial proportion of all young adults become infected with chlamydia in a year. The aim of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) is to control chlamydia through early detection and treatment of asymptomatic infection, so reducing onward transmission and the consequences of untreated infection.
Public Health England (PHE) collects data on all chlamydia tests undertaken in England from NHS laboratories, local authorities and NHS commissioned laboratories, to measure screening activity.
Chlamydia activity data reported by PHE are based on primary care and community service chlamydia data from CTAD Chlamydia Surveillance System, and chlamydia data from GUMCAD STI Surveillance System.