Chlamydia: Screening

Health written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) monitoring and (b) evaluation of measures to support equitable access to chlamydia screening (i) his Department and (ii) the Health Protection Agency has undertaken in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The National Chlamydia Screening Programme is undertaking research, to explore the relationship between deprivation, screening volumes and chlamydia positivity. The work will be used to develop an evaluation process that can be used to improve equitable access to the screening programme.

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