Project Name

Public health outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness of GUM and primary care based STI services: How to maximise STI control and cost-effectiveness for a population (MSTIC)




 01/04/2010 - 30/06/2011

Project Collaborators

Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, University College London
Health Protection Agency (Surrey & Sussex)
School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Brighton
Patrick Clements Clinic, Central Middlesex Hospital,
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Barts Sexual Health Centre, Barts and the London NHS Trust
Queen Mary College of Medicine & Dentistry
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern
MRC General Practice Research Framework



Project Description


The MSTIC study was funded by the UK Medical Research Council and undertaken by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, epidemiologists, public health experts, mathematical modellers, and web-designers from NHS Trusts and academic centres across England.

The MSTIC study team has developed an evidence-based decision-making tool to help inform decision-making choices regarding the impact of different combinations of health services on the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in local populations. This tool presents the results of a mathematical model of STI transmission as a web-based software tool, enabling service-planners to utilise the results of the mathematical model without needing to be experts in mathematical modelling, epidemiology or IT.


Web Tool will be linked here when the project goes live.