Thank you for taking part in this consultation led by the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) team at Public Health England. We would welcome your views if your service is involved in any testing for chlamydia regardless of whether or not this is part of NCSP screening (i.e. either as screening or for clinical diagnosis).
Presently, there are two key performance indicators regarding result notification and treatment within NCSP standards:
1. At least 95% of those tested notified of result within 10 working days, and
2. At least 95% of those testing positive treated within six weeks of test date
We are consulting on the proposal to combine these standards for patients who test positive for chlamydia. Therefore, the proposed standard would be:
1. At least 95% of those testing positive notified of result and treated within 10 working days
The standard for time to results for those who test negative would remain unchanged (at least 95% of those tested notified within 10 working days).
You can take part in the consultation by clicking on this link, from 4th September until 13th October 2017.
Thank you very much,
President of the Society of Sexual Health Advisers