UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government has failed to get to grips with chlamydia says Lamb

Press Release   •   Feb 01, 2010 11:04 GMT

"The Government needs to get its act together to make sure health trusts work to cut infection rates," says the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on today’s PAC report on chlamydia, Norman Lamb said:

“The Government has totally failed to get to grips with the problems caused by STIs. There appears to have been chaos and confusion over implementing the programme in many areas.

“Instead of actually tackling the staggeringly high infection rates in young people, ministers seem to be more interested in producing pamphlets.

“Screening is a vital part of an effective solution to the chlamydia problem in this country. The Government needs to get its act together to make sure health trusts work to cut infection rates.”