Online Chlamydia Screening Programme

Who is the provider of your online chlamydia screening programme?

The online chlamydia screening programme falls within our overall sexual and reproductive health service provided by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. The Trust contract directly with the online service provider (Preventx) to deliver this programme.

 

What year was the contract awarded to the online chlamydia screening programme provider?

Devon County Council do not hold a contract direct with the provider of the online chlamydia screening programme. The contract for the sexual and reproductive health service, which includes the provision of an online chlamydia screening programme, was awarded to the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust in 2018.

 

Was the contract awarded as part of an open tender procurement process?

The sexual and reproductive health service contract was awarded as part of an open tender procurement process. Devon County Council do not hold the information on how Northern Devon Healthcare Trust contracted for the online chlamydia screening programme.

 

Was the contract awarded as a single tender waiver?

Please refer to our answer to the question above.

 

How much did you spend on your chlamydia screening contract with your online provider in the last three years?

01/01/2017  – 31/12/2017 = £76,968.84
01/01/2016  – 31/12/2016 = £76,771.23
01/01/2015  – 31/12/2015 = £68,647.51

Please confirm the CQC registration status of your online provider of chlamydia screening services.

Devon County Council do not hold this information please contact the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust sexual and reproductive health service.

 

What safeguarding assessment is undertaken on your online chlamydia screening service for under 18’s.

The online chlamydia screening service is only available for young people aged 16-24 years old. For further details on the safeguarding assessment process, please contact Northern Devon Healthcare Trust sexual and reproductive health service.

 

How are safeguarding concerns highlighted by service users during ordering for their chlamydia screening test kit communicated by your online service to your local safeguarding lead?

Devon County Council do not hold this information please contact Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. Northern Devon Healthcare Trust communicate all governance and safeguarding concerns direct to DCC as part of the agreed contractual governance arrangements.

How many safeguarding concerns highlighted by your online chlamydia screening service have been referred to your local safeguarding lead between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017?

There were no safeguarding concerns highlighted by the online chlamydia screening service provider between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017.

 

Where are service users who test positive for chlamydia on the online service referred for treatment.

The Chlamydia Screening Programme Office provided as part of the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust sexual and reproductive health service.

 

What are the treatment outcomes of the chlamydia positive users of the online service provider. Ie: Between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017 ‘ how many service users tested positive on your online chlamydia screening service and how many of them are confirmed as having been treated by clinic or GP?

During the period between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2017, the online provider was responsible for:
• the provision of chlamydia screening kits to pharmacy settings in the Devon County Council area only
• the provision of chlamydia screening kits to young people aged 16-24 years old in the Devon County Council area, via the Freetest.me online portal.
Number of positive tests:
• of the 2,886 kits issued online during this period, 207 tested positive.
Devon County Council do not hold the specific numbers of service users tested positive on the online chlamydia screening service and confirmed as having been treated. This information is held by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust sexual and reproductive health service.