Chlamydia screening programme at risk

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Originally published in icon Issue 1 2007

Chlamydia is a bacterium that has links to increased cervical and ovarian cancer risk, amongst several other dangers.  Now the UK Department of Health has admitted that the Government’s flagship National Chlamydia Screening Programme is being hit by NHS cuts.  This is at a time when sexual diseases continue to increase markedly (source: Pulse, Jan 2007).

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