1) “How much did the local authority spend in each of the past three financial years on pathology testing in each of the following areas:-
– Testing relating to sexually transmitted diseases
– Testing related to public health issues (such as screening for latent tuberculosis)
– Other testing
2) Please list the amount spent in each year with any pathology laboratories (including NHS) with which the authority spent over £25,000 in any calendar year.”
We do not hold this information. Public Health Devon commission a ‘whole’ sexual and reproductive health service from Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, an element of which is STI testing and the associated pathology and costs.
We do not have information on the pathology costs. Pathology costs are not individually identified from the overall cost of the service and are not requested in the contractual arrangements.