The National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) in Buckinghamshire is primarily a digital service, enabling the ordering of STI screening kits to be delivered to a home address or alternative pick-up location. However, if someone is experiencing symptoms, they should book an appointment at a Sexual Health Clinic or attend a walk-in clinic.
In accordance with the national changes to the NSCP, opportunistic chlamydia screening in Buckinghamshire is now focused on women* aged 15-24 only, where harm to reproductive health is greatest. Everyone in Buckinghamshire can still get tested if they need to, but men will not be proactively offered a test outside of sexual health services unless an indication has been identified.
All women aged 15 to 24 who are sexually active should be screened annually for Chlamydia or when they have a change of sexual partner. General Practice, community pharmacies, and other professional working with this cohort should promote the online home testing kits which are quick and easy. STI Testing kits can currently be ordered clicking the link here
Brook will be delivering a comprehensive outreach programme in Buckinghamshire, working directly with young people and vulnerable groups in the community, offering screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, rapid HIV and Syphilis testing, as well as delivering a comprehensive condom distribution programme.
Service users who require additional support or do not have internet access should be signposted to one of Buckinghamshire’s sexual health clinics to access an STI screen.
*References to women throughout this page includes cisgender women, transgender men and non-binary (assigned female at birth) people who have not had hysterectomy or bilateral oophorectomy.
If you are a GP or community pharmacy and wish to find out more about chlamydia screening through the Public Health Services Contract please contact firstname.lastname@example.org