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Chlamydia: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diagnoses of chlamydia there were in the Peterborough and Stamford hospitals trust area in each year since 1997. (160210)

Information on diagnoses of chlamydia in genitourinary clinics (GUM) is only available by strategic health authority (SHA). The total number of chlamydia infections diagnosed in the East of England SHA since 1997 to 2006, the latest date for which figures are available, which includes Peterborough and Stamford hospital trust is given in the following table.

Number of infections

1997

2944

1998

3620

1999

4220

2000

4894

2001

5531

2002

6470

2003

7178

2004

8031

2005

8369

2006

8300

Notes:

1. The data available from the KC60 statutory returns are for diagnoses made in GUM clinics only. Diagnoses made in other clinical settings, such as general practice, are not recorded in the KC60 dataset.

2. The data available from the KC60 statutory returns are the number of diagnoses made, not the number of patients diagnosed. For example, individuals may be diagnosed with several co-infections and each diagnosis will be counted separately.

3. The information provided has been adjusted for missing clinic data.

Source:

Health Protection Agency, KC60 returns

In addition to diagnoses made in GUM clinics, the National Chlamydia Screening programme (NCSP) has been running since 2003. The number of people diagnosed with chlamydia within the programme in the East of England SHA are shown in the following table.

Number

2003-04

79

2004-05

264

2005-06

562

2006-07

1343

Source:

NCSP