About Chlamydia Screening for 15-24 year olds Local Enhanced Service
Chlamydia screening is currently carried out across England as part of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP). The objective of the programme is to control Chlamydia through the early detection and treatment of asymptomatic infection, preventing the development of serious disease and reducing onward transmission of the infection.
The aim is a multi-faceted, evidence based and cost effective national prevention programme. This means all sexually active young men and women under 25 years old, and those under 16 years of age deemed Fraser competent, are aware of Chlamydia, its effects, and have access to services providing screening, prevention and treatment to reduce their risk of infection.