adult screening programme
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is caused by a bacterium called chlamydia trachomatis. In the UK, it is the most commonly diagnosed STI.
Read more about chlamydia on the NHS website.
UK NSC screening recommendation
The UK NSC does not recommend screening for chlamydia. Opportunistic testing takes place, targeting women under 25 visiting sexual health services. This service is run by the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency.
Supporting documents from the 2006 review
Date previous review completed: 2006
Next review estimated to be completed: 2021 to 2022.
To see previous evidence reviews, visit the UK NSC archive.
Organisations interested in Chlamydia (adult)
These organisations have expressed interest in this recommendation and may submit responses to evidence reviews.
List of organisations
- Faculty of Public Health
- Royal College of General Practitioners
- Royal College of Nursing
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Royal College of Physicians
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
- Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh