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GPs face surge in chlamydia work

Dr Caoimhin Tobin believes general practices are better than GUM clinics at partner notification after carrying out an audit of his own surgery.

Dr Tobin, a GP in South Elmshall, West Yorkshire, found 10 of 11 partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia were successfully notified in his practice compared with only 22 of 40 at the local GUM clinic.

Dr Tobin said a specially-trained health visitor in the surgery had been responsible for notifying partners. He expressed doubt at the ability of GUM clinics to cope with partner notification, given difficulty of access and long waiting times.

'Certainly it would help to have a specialist health adviser so close to home,' he said. 'A surgery is nearby and referrals in the practice can be seen immediately.'

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