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Can Chlamydia screening in the Emergency Department reach a different section of the target population?
  1. Lilian Stanley1,
  2. Rachael Ellks2
  1. 1The Royal Bolton Hospital, UK
  2. 2Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lilian Stanley, Shwrwd, Kerry, Newtown, Powys, Wales, SY16 4DR, UK; lilystanley{at}

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The National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) has issued each Primary Care Trust (PCT) with targets for screening of 16–24-year-olds1 which they are struggling to achieve.1

A logical strategy to help reach targets would be to initiate opportunistic screening in new settings, such as Emergency Departments (ED).2 However, there is little evidence from screening in this environment.2

We ran a prospective pilot study offering urine-based chlamydia screening …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Hospital Research and Development approval granted under ‘service development’.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.