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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Greater London

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with a sexually-transmitted infection in each London health trust area in each of the last five years. (269263)

Data on the number of diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics is only available by strategic health authority (SHA). The following table gives the number of diagnoses of STIs in GUM in the London SHA between 2003 and 2007, the latest year for which figures are available.

20032004200520062007New STI diagnoses190,79192,01489,82389,70496,223Other STI diagnoses168,95473,07276,38672,65279,607Total STI diagnoses159,745165,086166,209162,356175,830 1 Includes diagnoses defined the in notes 5 and 6 to the following tableNotes: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.3. The information provided has been adjusted for missing clinic data. 4. Data are unavailable for 2008.5. New STI diagnoses include: Chlamydial infection (uncomplicated and complicated), Gonorrhoea (uncomplicated and complicated), Infectious syphilis, Genital Herpes, simplex (first attack), Genital warts (first attack), New HIV diagnosis, Non-specific genital infection (uncomplicated and complicated), Chancroid/lymphogranuloma venerum (LGV)/Donovanosis, Molluscum contagiosum, Trichomoniasis, Scabies, Pediculus pubis.6. Other STI diagnoses include: Early latent, congenital and other acquired syphilis, Recurrent genital Herpes simplex, Recurrent and re-registered genital warts, Subsequent HIV presentations (including AIDS), Ophthalmia neonatorum (chamydial or gonococcal), Epidemiological treatment of suspected STIs (syphilis, Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, non-specific genital infection).Source:Health Protection Agency, KC60 returns

In addition to STIs diagnosed in GUM clinics, the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) provides Chlamydia screening to asymptomatic people under the age of 25 years of age in England. The NCSP was launched in 2003, when a phased implementation started. The following table shows the number of diagnoses made of Chlamydia in patients between the ages of 15-24 years between 1 April 2003 and 31 December 2008 London Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).

Area

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Barking and Dagenham PCT

0

1

1

16

26

284

Barnet PCT

10

10

30

37

71

154

Bexley PCT

0

11

22

31

32

254

Brent Teaching PCT

6

11

83

121

110

175

Bromley PCT

0

53

77

83

87

237

Camden PCT

53

99

105

126

149

170

City and Hackney Teaching PCT

13

15

32

30

263

402

Croydon PCT

0

35

51

92

102

296

Ealing PCT

1

1

14

46

24

94

Enfield PCT

0

19

135

134

121

166

Greenwich Teaching PCT

0

63

66

97

98

465

Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

1

5

16

38

33

54

Haringey Teaching PCT

9

21

66

80

150

169

Harrow PCT

0

1

77

69

98

127

Havering PCT

0

0

14

46

33

127

Hillingdon PCT

1

1

19

40

30

150

Hounslow PCT

1

1

10

28

63

106

Islington PCT

50

115

84

101

141

221

Kensington and Chelsea PCT

1

8

9

26

20

49

Kingston PCT

0

0

11

17

19

81

Lambeth PCT

1

232

373

535

572

621

Lewisham PCT

1

611

730

859

881

1,025

Newham PCT

1

11

9

29

28

335

Redbridge PCT

1

1

15

24

33

248

Richmond and Twickenham PCT

1

0

1

18

38

68

Southwark PCT

1

333

415

582

691

713

Sutton and Merton PCT

0

1

20

82

46

165

Tower Hamlets PCT

1

8

19

28

103

274

Waltham Forest PCT

7

1

11

32

40

247

Wandsworth PCT

1

7

38

71

55

122

Westminster PCT

6

20

21

35

44

69

London SHA

185

1,711

2,580

3,553

4,201

7,668

1 Cell size of 1 to 4 has been masked to protect deductive disclosure in accordance with Office of National Statistics guidelines.

Notes:

1. The NCSP has been phased in since 2003 with all 152 PCTs reporting data to the programme since March 2008. Therefore note that numbers of diagnoses have risen substantially as an increasing proportion of the target population have been tested.

2. NSCP data are presented by PCT of residence.

3. The data from the NCSP Core Dataset are for Chlamydia screens conducted within the NCSP outside of GUM clinics only.

4. The data available from the NCSP are the number of diagnoses made and not the number of patients diagnosed.

5. Data include Chlamydia tests for males, females, and those with unknown/unspecified sex.

6. Data presented are based on tests with confirmed positive diagnoses only.

Source:

National Chlamydia Screening Programme Core Dataset