National chlamydia screening discussed on BBC Radion 4

Following the national Audit Office claims of failings within the chlamydia screening programme, Peter Greenhouse, one of the Trusts’ medical advisors and consultant in sexual health medicine at Bristol Royal Infirmary, was invited to participate in BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, in November 2009, to discuss the issues raised.

The broadcast was part of the wider debate on the NAO’s allegation of duplication and inefficiency in the NHS chlamydia screening programme. Peter was joined by Dr Nicola Low, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Berne in Switzerland, who called for more cost effective randomised clinical trials. Peter agreed that more robust data is needed, in particular the rate of chlamydia, per year, per age group, to determine its link to infertility and ectopic pregnancy.