The UK NSC recommendation on Haemochromatosis screening in adults (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 Jan 2016 and is estimated to be completed by Dec 2016.

Recommendation Systematic population screening programme not recommended
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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 Pathologists
Royal College of Physicians
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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