adult screening programme

Chlamydia (adult)

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 Based on the last UK NSC review of this condition that occurred in July 2006.

Screening is not currently recommended for this condition.

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

Review cycle

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

If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for organisation can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.