Published: 01/09/2005, Volume II5, No. 5971 Page 7

Boots has won the contract to provide chlamydia screening in London pharmacies. The service will be monitored for two years from November. If successful, it could be rolled out nationally. Boots expect to provide around 50,000 screens a year.

Tests will be available over the counter, analysis will be carried out by Quest Diagnostic Laboratories and consultations will be in private areas.

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