An audit of a novel electronic messaging treatment service for Chlamydia trachomatis at a community pharmacy.

Publication Date: 
Nov 11, 2017

In 2016, NHS Lothian regional sexual and reproductive health services introduced an electronic pharmacy treatment voucher that could be sent to the mobile phones of patients with Chlamydia trachomatis and their sexual contacts. A retrospective audit of the electronic treatment voucher database was conducted for vouchers issued between April and December 2016. Five hundred and forty-nine vouchers were issued and 56% were redeemed at a pharmacy within one week of issue. This suggests that electronic vouchers are a popular and effective means of providing expedited treatment for uncomplicated C. trachomatis at a community pharmacy.