Current UK NSC recommendations

 

This is a complete list of all the recommendations from the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC). All recommendations are reviewed regularly, usually on a 3 year cycle.

View our archive of historic screening recommendations which no longer get regularly reviewed.

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Current consultations

Genital Herpes | Hepatitis C (pregnancy) | Hypertension (child) | SMA

 
  Hepatitis B Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Chlamydia (pregnancy) Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Human immunodeficiency virus Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Thyroid disease Adult Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Syphilis Antenatal Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Biotinidase deficiency Newborn Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Lead Poisoning Child Apr 2018 2021/22 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Adult Aug 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  SCID Newborn Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Biliary atresia Newborn Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Thrombophilia All age Aug 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Iron Deficiency Anaemia Child Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Vasa praevia Antenatal Aug 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  HTLV Antenatal Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Tyrosinaemia Newborn Jul 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Ovarian cancer Adult Jul 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Cytomegalovirus Antenatal Dec 2017 2020/21 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Duchenne muscular dystrophy Newborn Nov 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Scoliosis Child Aug 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Group B Streptococcus Antenatal Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Haemochromatosis Adult Nov 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Prostate Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  FMAIT Antenatal and newborn Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Hearing Loss (adult) Adult Jan 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Toxoplasmosis Antenatal Aug 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Alcohol Misuse Adult Mar 2017 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Kernicterus Newborn Aug 2016 2019/20 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 *
  Varicella susceptibility Antenatal Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Stomach cancer Adult Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Organic acid oxidation disorders Newborn Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Oral Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Cervical Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Dementia Adult Jan 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Bladder Cancer Adult Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Fetal anomalies Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  MPS1 Newborn Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Sudden Cardiac Death Adult Jul 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (child) Child Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Galactosaemia Newborn Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  T18 and T13 Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Fragile X Antenatal Jul 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
* Bowel Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Fatty-acid oxidation disorders Newborn Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Down's syndrome Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Depression Adult Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Diabetic Retinopathy Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Neuroblastoma Child Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Newborn Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Glaucoma Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Preterm labour Antenatal Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Bacterial vaginosis Antenatal Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Gaucher disease Newborn Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Diabetes Adult Jul 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  LCHADD Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Dental Disease Child May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Atrial Fibrillation Adult Jul 2014 2017/18   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  IVA Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Amino acid metabolism disorders Newborn Mar 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Coeliac Disease Adult May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Parvovirus Antenatal Jul 2014 2017/18   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  HCU Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  MSUD Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  GA1 Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* SMA Antenatal Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Vision Defects Child Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Placenta praevia Antenatal Dec 2013 2016/17   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
* COPD Adult Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Osteoporosis Adult Apr 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* MCADD Newborn Feb 2007 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Autism Child Nov 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Lung cancer Adult Jul 2006 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Hearing (child) Child Jul 2006 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Sickle Cell Disease (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Hepatitis C (pregnancy) Antenatal Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Postnatal depression Antenatal Dec 2011 2014/15   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Kidney disease Adult Apr 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Hypertension (child) Child Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Hepatitis B and C among ethnic minorities Adult Apr 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (adult) Adult Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Pre-eclampsia Antenatal Dec 2011 2014/15   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Psychiatric illness Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Hypertension (adult) Adult Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC  
  Vascular risk Adult Jan 2007 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC  
  Gestational diabetes Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Development & Behaviour Child May 2005 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Obesity Child Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Genital Herpes Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Anaemia Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Growth Child Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Congenital hypothyroidism Newborn Feb 2009 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Domestic violence (pregnancy) Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13 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  
* Speech & Language Delay Child n/a 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Domestic Violence Adult Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Chlamydia (adult) Adult Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Cystic Fibrosis (pregnancy) Antenatal Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Developmental dislocation of the hip Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* PKU Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Breast Cancer Adult Oct 2012 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Neural tube defect Antenatal Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cryptorchidism Newborn n/a n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Rubella susceptibility Antenatal May 2012 n/a Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Hearing (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Sickle cell and Thalassaemia Antenatal Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Congenital heart disease Newborn May 2014 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Cystic fibrosis (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Congenital cataracts Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
Recommendations being viewed: 108 out of 108

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