The UK NSC recommendation on Haemochromatosis screening in adults

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
Last review completed November 2016
Next review due in 2019/20
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Find general information about population health screening.

More about Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis is a condition where too much iron is absorbed by the body. After a while, the body starts to deposit the extra iron in other areas of the body. It usually gathers around organs, such as the heart and liver.

Once the iron starts building up it causes uncomfortable symptoms, such as nausea, abdominal pain, constipation and joint pain. It can also lead to liver damage, heart failure and diabetes.

» Read more about haemochromatosis on NHS Choices


British Association for Study of the Liver
British Liver Nurses' Forum
The British Liver Trust
British Society of Gastroenterology
Faculty of Public Health
The Haemochromatosis Society
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Nursing
Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.

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