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Improving the management of chlamydia in non-GUM settings
  1. Judith Zhou1,
  2. Jonathan Roberts1,
  3. Jules Davies1,
  4. Matthew Longbone2,
  5. Gillian Dean1
  1. 1Claude Nicol Centre, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  2. 2Microbiology and Infection Service, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Judith Zhou, Claude Nicol Centre, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; Judith.zhou{at}

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Genital Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted infection diagnosed in the UK, with highest rates in individuals under 25 years.1 Genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics provide an ideal setting for successful management including partner notification (PN).2 ,3 Patients diagnosed with chlamydia in non-GUM settings may receive inadequate management if knowledge and skills of the provider are suboptimal.

In our Trust prior to 2008, GUM staff provided regular training to all grades of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) clinicians regarding the management of chlamydia; however an audit in this department …

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  • Contributors GD, JR, JD and ML conceived the idea and set up the information technology link between the microbiology lab and the GUM department. JZ did the data entry, statistical analysis and wrote the initial draft. All the authors read, revised and approved the final manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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