PERFORMANCE: Less than 8 per cent of young people in the NHS Swindon area have been tested for chlamydia against a target of 35 per cent.

The primary care trust is predicting that by year-end, 15.5 per cent of 15-24 year olds will have been tested - still well short of the target.

A report to the board states: “We are continuing to make efforts to increase uptake [and] working with the screening office to target young people. We are
working with GP practices and pharmacy to embed screening into core services.”

It adds: “Responsibility for the chlamydia testing will sit within the integrated sexual health service, which is due to go live later in the year. It is expected that this will deliver an improvement.”