Current UK NSC recommendations

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. You can also view our archive of historic screening recommendations which no longer get regularly reviewed. Help on using the search options below is available.

Current consultations

Amino acid metabolism disorders | Congenital hypothyroidism | Cystic fibrosis (newborn) | MCADD | PKU | Sickle Cell Disease (newborn)

 
  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Adult Mar 2009 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Alcohol Misuse Adult Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Amino acid metabolism disorders Newborn Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Anaemia Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Anal Cancer Adult Jul 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Asymptomatic bacteriuria Antenatal May 2012 2015/16   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Atrial Fibrillation Adult Jul 2014 2017/18   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  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 Apr 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Biotinidase deficiency Newborn Jul 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Bladder Cancer Adult Jun 2015 2018/19 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 Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Breast Cancer Adult Oct 2012 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cervical Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Chlamydia (adult) Adult Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Chlamydia (pregnancy) Antenatal Apr 2011 2014/15 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 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Congenital hypothyroidism Newborn Feb 2009 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  COPD Adult Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Cryptorchidism Newborn n/a n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Cystic fibrosis (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Cystic Fibrosis (pregnancy) Antenatal Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Cytomegalovirus Antenatal May 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Dementia Adult Jan 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Dental Disease Child May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Depression Adult Jun 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Development & Behaviour Child May 2005 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Developmental dislocation of the hip Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Diabetes Adult Jul 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Diabetic Retinopathy Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
* Domestic Violence Adult Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Domestic violence (pregnancy) Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Down's syndrome Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
* Duchenne muscular dystrophy Newborn May 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (adult) Adult Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (child) Child Mar 2016 2018/19 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 2013 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Fragile X Antenatal Jul 2015 2018/19 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 Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Genital Herpes Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14 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 Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Group B Streptococcus Antenatal Nov 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Growth Child Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Haemochromatosis Adult Apr 2010 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  HCU Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hearing (child) Child Jul 2006 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hearing (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hearing Loss (adult) Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Hepatitis B Antenatal Jul 2006 n/a 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 Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  HTLV Antenatal Mar 2013 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Human immunodeficiency virus Antenatal Jul 2006 n/a 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 Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Iron Deficiency Anaemia Child Jul 2013 2016/17 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 May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Lead Poisoning Child Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Lung cancer Adult Jul 2006 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* MCADD Newborn Feb 2007 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  MPS1 Newborn Jan 2016 2018/19 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 Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Old Age Adult Dec 2013 2016/17 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 Apr 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Ovarian cancer Adult Jul 2006 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Parvovirus Antenatal Jul 2014 2017/18   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
* PKU Newborn Jul 2006 n/a 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 Dec 2011 2014/15   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Pre-eclampsia Antenatal Dec 2011 2014/15   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Preterm labour Antenatal Jan 2015 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Prostate Cancer Adult Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Psychiatric illness Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14   Systematic population screening programme not recommended, clinical practice guidelines covered by NICE  
  Rubella susceptibility Antenatal May 2012 n/a Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  SCID Newborn Apr 2013 2016/17 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 Jul 2006 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  SMA Antenatal Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Speech & Language Delay Child n/a 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Stomach cancer Adult Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Sudden Cardiac Death Adult Jul 2015 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Syphilis Antenatal Dec 2013 n/a Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  T18 and T13 Antenatal Jan 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme recommended *
  Thrombophilia All age Apr 2010 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Thyroid disease Adult Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Toxoplasmosis Antenatal Aug 2016 2019/20 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Varicella susceptibility Antenatal Mar 2016 2018/19 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Vasa praevia Antenatal Dec 2013 2016/17 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 Dec 2013 2016/17 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

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