Current UK NSC recommendations

 

This is a complete list of all the recommendations by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC). All recommendations are reviewed regularly, usually on a 3-year cycle. Click here to view our archive of recommendations which no longer get reviewed.

The UK NSC has made two recommendations which do not fit into the below list. To access their papers, please click on the links provided below:

Current consultations

Galactosaemia | Prostate Cancer | Scoliosis

 
  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Adult Aug 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Alcohol Misuse Adult Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Amino acid metabolism disorders Newborn Mar 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Anaemia Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Asymptomatic bacteriuria Antenatal Mar 2017 2019/20   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Atrial Fibrillation Adult Aug 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Autism Child Nov 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Bacterial vaginosis Antenatal Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Biliary atresia Newborn Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Biotinidase deficiency Newborn Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Bladder Cancer Adult Jun 2015 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Blood group & RhD status and red cell alloantibodies Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Bowel Cancer Adult Aug 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Breast Cancer Adult Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cervical Cancer Adult Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Chlamydia (adult) Adult Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Chlamydia (pregnancy) Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Coeliac Disease Adult May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Newborn Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Congenital cataracts Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Congenital heart disease Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Congenital hypothyroidism Newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  COPD Adult Aug 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Cryptorchidism Newborn n/a n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cystic fibrosis (newborn) Newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cystic fibrosis (pregnancy) Antenatal Aug 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Cytomegalovirus Antenatal Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Dementia Adult Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Dental Disease Child Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Depression Adult Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Development & Behaviour Child May 2005 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Developmental dislocation of the hip Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Diabetes Adult Nov 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Diabetic Retinopathy Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Down's syndrome Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Duchenne muscular dystrophy Newborn Nov 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (adult) Adult Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (child) Child Apr 2020 2023/24 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Fatty-acid oxidation disorders Newborn Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Fetal anomalies Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  FMAIT Antenatal and newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Fragile X Antenatal Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  GA1 Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Galactosaemia Newborn Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Gaucher disease Newborn Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Genital Herpes Antenatal Oct 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Gestational diabetes Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Glaucoma Adult Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Group B Streptococcus Antenatal Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Growth Child Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Haemochromatosis Adult Nov 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  HCU Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hearing (child) Child Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hearing (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Hearing Loss (adult) Adult Jan 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Hepatitis B Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hepatitis B and C among ethnic minorities Adult Apr 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Hepatitis C (pregnancy) Antenatal Oct 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  HTLV Antenatal Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Human immunodeficiency virus Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hypertension (adult) Adult Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC  
  Hypertension (child) Child Oct 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Iron Deficiency Anaemia Child Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  IVA Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Kernicterus Newborn Aug 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Kidney disease Adult Apr 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  LCHADD Newborn Aug 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Lead Poisoning Child Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Lung cancer Adult Jul 2006 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  MCADD Newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  MPS I Newborn Apr 2020 2023/24 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  MSUD Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Neural tube defect Antenatal Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Neuroblastoma Child Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Obesity Child Dec 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Oral Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Organic acid oxidation disorders Newborn Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Osteoporosis Adult Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Ovarian cancer Adult Jul 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Partner Violence Adult Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Partner violence (pregnancy) Antenatal Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Parvovirus Antenatal Aug 2019 2022/23   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  PKU Newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Placenta praevia Antenatal Dec 2013 2016/17   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Postnatal depression Antenatal Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Pre-eclampsia Antenatal Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Preterm labour Antenatal Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Prostate Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Psychiatric illness Antenatal Apr 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Rubella susceptibility Antenatal May 2012 n/a Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  SCID Newborn Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Scoliosis Child Aug 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Sickle cell and Thalassaemia Antenatal Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Sickle Cell Disease (newborn) Newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  SMA Antenatal and newborn Oct 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Speech & Language Delay Child n/a 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Stillbirth Antenatal Aug 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Stomach cancer Adult Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Sudden Cardiac Death Adult Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
* Syphilis Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  T18 and T13 Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Thrombophilia All age Aug 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Thyroid disease Adult Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Toxoplasmosis Antenatal Aug 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Tyrosinaemia Newborn Jul 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Varicella susceptibility Antenatal Dec 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Vasa praevia Antenatal Aug 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Vascular risk Adult Jan 2007 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC  
  Vision Defects Child Aug 2019 2022/23 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
Recommendations being viewed: 109 out of 109

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Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE
Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC
A pilot of screening has been recommended
Under development – this is the first time that this condition is being considered by the UK NSC

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