Chlamydia Testing Activity Data Set

IntroductionThe Chlamydia Testing Activity Data Set collects information on all chlamydia testing commissioned by the NHS and carried out in all Laboratory settings in England.

Overview

Introduction

The Chlamydia Testing Activity Data Set collects information on all chlamydia testing commissioned by the NHS and carried out in all Laboratory settings in England. It includes results taken from all  PATIENTS tested for Chlamydia in all NHS settings, or in non-healthcare settings and as part of the NHS National Chlamydia Screening Programme  in England.

Public Health England  (PHE) is required to monitor and evaluate the NHS National Chlamydia Screening Programme  (NCSP) through the reporting of data.

Data Extract Specification

Description: Each Laboratory  will be required to generate a quarterly disaggregated data extract of all chlamydia tests carried out using Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT).

Time period: The extract will cover one calendar quarter, based on the date the SAMPLE is received at the Laboratory.

Frequency:  Extracts will run quarterly, 6 weeks after the end of the quarter.

Format: Data returned should be formatted to a comma separated variable (CSV) or MS Excel file.

Transmission: Electronic files will be transmitted to  Public Health England through the secure Microbiology and Epidemiology of STI's and HIV (MESH) Departments web portal. Connection to the portal requires a login account name and password which are available from  Public Health England.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data:

  • M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present

  • R = Required: NHS business processes cannot be delivered without this data element.

  • O = Optional: the inclusion of this data element is optional as required for local purposes.

Specification

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Short name Chlamydia Testing Activity