The annual call for new topics in now open
We welcome you to propose a new health condition for a screening programme that is not already considered by the UK NSC.
Please download the form and read the guidance at the end of this link to make a proposal.
The deadline for submissions is 16th December 2018. For more information please see this blog.
 

The UK NSC recommendation on Obesity screening in children (currently under review)

 

This recommendation is currently being reviewed as part of the UK NSC's regular review cycle of all policies.

The review process began in Jul 2018 and is estimated to be completed by Dec 2018.

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
 
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Screening should not be offered. The Department of Health has set up a working group to consider monitoring this condition.

 

Find general information about population health screening.

More about Obesity

Obesity is when a person has too much body fat for their age, height and sex. Obesity usually happens when you eat more calories than you burn off by physical activity. Body fat is usually calculated as the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. There are special charts to show what the BMI should be in children of different ages.

>>Read more about obesity on NHS Choices

Stakeholders

Association for the Study of Obesity
British Obesity Surgery Patient Association
Faculty of Public Health
Institute of Child Health
Obesity Group of the British Dietetic Association
Royal College of General Practitioners
Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons

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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