Second National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010 - 2013

3. Objectives and indicators

Page last updated: July 2010

This section details the objectives and indicators that will be used to monitor progress. Indicators are measurable targets that apply to the related objective.

The primary indicators are those that have been agreed under the National Healthcare Agreement. These have been specified and will be regularly reported on during the life of the agreement. Additional indicators have been included for the more specific objectives relevant to this strategy. Further work will be undertaken during the implementation phase to develop a surveillance and monitoring plan. This will include further work on specifications for the indicators, and development of an agreed process for reporting on them. In some circumstances further data development may also be needed.

To reduce the transmission of and morbidity and mortality caused by STIs and to minimise the personal and social impact of the infections.Reduce the incidence of gonorrhoeaIncidence of gonorrhoea (National Healthcare Agreement)
Reduce the incidence of infectious syphilisIncidence of infectious syphilis (National Healthcare Agreement)
Reduce the incidence of
Incidence of chlamydia
Increase testing for chlamydia among priority populations Proportion of 16 to 25 year olds receiving a Chlamydia test in the previous 12 months

Proportion of gay men who report having had an STI test in the previous 12 months
Increase young people’s knowledge of STIs, including through improved delivery of age-appropriate education within the school curriculumProportion of secondary
school students giving correct
answers to STI knowledge
Incorporate STI-related prevention and treatment into broader health reformsProportion of the population who undergo a Chlamydia test in general practice

(1) In areas with available data