Services Database Chlamydia Screening (Kirklees Area)

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The aims of the service are to screen all sexually active men and women aged 15 to 24 inclusive for chlamydia infection by: -

  • offering screening to sexually active young men and women who do not currently access sexual health services;
  • increasing screening of asymptomatic patients consulting for unrelated conditions;
  • increasing acceptability of testing for chlamydia;
  • increasing understanding and raising awareness of the importance of chlamydia and other STIs in young sexually active clients;
  • de-stigmatising chlamydia infections and raising awareness of safer sex practices;
  • reducing the burden on secondary care services by diagnosing chlamydia in the community setting; and
  • increasing early detection and treatment of chlamydia and therefore reducing transmission and complications associated with this infection.

Location of service

West Yorkshire LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type


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Recommendations for the service provider:

  • Register and achieve the Kirklees Young People’s Friendly Kite mark in order to encourage young people to access services, in line with the Department of Health ‘Your Welcome Quality Criteria’; and
  • Support staff in developing competencies and skills in dealing with young people around sexual health e.g. Delay training – supporting young people to delay early sex.


This service is available in the Kirklees area only.