Services Database Chlamydia Screening & Treatment

Service ID



The pharmacy will offer sexually active males and females less than 25 years of age a chlamydia screening service; the benefits of screening will be explained. People less than 16 years of age will be provided with the service if deemed Fraser competent. A locally agreed referral pathway provides for the referral of people less than 16 years of age who present for screening and who are not deemed to be Fraser competent.

Where the pharmacy is commissioned to provide a treatment service, the pharmacist shall assess the suitability of the person to receive the locally agreed antibiotic treatment, in line with the inclusion and exclusion criteria detailed in the Patient Group Direction (PGD). Where appropriate a supply will be made; where a supply of the specific antibiotic is not appropriate, the person should be referred to the local specialist service.

Location of service

Bolton LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

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CPPE training which is required to deliver this service:

  • Sexual Health: testing and treating Open Learning Programme; and
  • Dealing with difficult discussions Open Learning Programme

CPPE training which may support this service:

  • Contraception Open Learning Pack;
  • Child protection: a guide for the pharmacy team;
  • Child health: working with the NSF for Children, Young People and Maternity Services; and
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Assessment (Online assessment).

The pharmacy contractor must ensure that pharmacists and staff involved in the provision of the service have relevant knowledge and are appropriately trained in the operation of the service, including sensitive, client-centred communication skills. Pharmacists and staff providing this service should also be aware of local and national guidance on safeguarding children, as it is possible that people under the age of 16 will request screening. Development of the knowledge base of staff may be facilitated by the provision of information or training by NHS Bolton.