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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Tamworth

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women in Tamworth constituency were (i) tested and (ii) treated for a sexually transmitted disease in each of the last five years. (128331)

Data on sexually transmitted diseases in residents in the Tamworth constituency are not available or on the number of people tested for sexually transmitted diseases.

Data on the number of all diagnoses in genito-urinary clinics (GUM) in the South Staffordshire primary care trust (PCT), which is within the Tamworth constituency, is given in the table.

Females

Males

2001

2,733

2,101

2002

2,892

2,007

2003

3,508

2,465

2004

3,921

2,930

2005

4,282

3,078

Notes:

1. Data is presented for the South Staffordshire PCT within which Tamworth constituency falls.

2. Aggregated data from five GUM clinics are presented, of which one falls within the Tamworth constituency.

3. Data is only available to December 2005.

4. The data available are from GUM clinics only, as only diagnoses made in this setting are recorded in the KC60 return. Diagnoses made in other clinical settings, such as general practice, are not recorded in the dataset.

5. The data available are the number of diagnoses made, not the number of treatments provided or testing performed, as those are not available.

6. The data available are the number of diagnoses made, not the number of people diagnosed. For example, individuals may be diagnosed with several co-infections and each diagnosis will be counted separately.

7. The PCT referred to is the PCT where the clinic is based. This is not necessarily the PCT where the patient is resident, as GUM clinics are open access services.