Background This was a retrospective analysis of clinic performance in the management and treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) according to current British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) guidelines.
Methods All cases of GC diagnosed at our clinic between 1st January and 30th June 2014 were identified. The case notes were reviewed and assessed against current BASHH criteria. This was compared to data collected at the same clinic for the same six months in 2007 to 2014. The total number of cases identified in 2014 was 126.
Conclusions Current BASHH targets have been achieved in only 1 out of 5 criteria, there was a drop from 100% (2013) to 97% (2014) in patients not receiving 1st line treatment. Targets for chlamydia screening/treatment were met. There was very poor performance in offering written advice in 2014 – this is likely due to poor documentation rather than clinical practice. A new facility, implemented during the audit period, on our computer system now gives a visual prompt for recording the provision of written information. This will need to be re-audited in 2015 to look for improvement. We recommend making the input of information to be a compulsory entry before allowing the entry to be saved. Further staff training and awareness of arranging TOC needs to be addressed, and we recommend a re-audit of this next year. We suggest that we should implement a TOC entry facility on our patient record to prompt users to arrange this for the patient.