HC Deb 02 June 1998 vol 313 cc181-2W
Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce a screening programme for chlamydia infection. [42199]

Ms Jowell

In line with expert advice we have received we have decided to set up pilot studies to evaluate the use of opportunistic screening for chlamydial infection. Portsmouth and Wirral have been identified as possible pilot sites and work is in hand to establish the detailed arrangements. These will start later this year and this experience will be evaluated to shape the course of future action.

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