This is the website of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC). We advise Ministers and the NHS on screening in each of the UK countries. Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Programmes
The UK National Screening Committee
The UK NSC is a world-leader at assessing the evidence for screening and implementing high quality, patient-focused screening programmes.
What is screening?
Screening is a way of finding people at risk of a health problem before they get symptoms. This means they can get earlier, potentially more effective treatment or make informed decisions about their health.
Information for the public
We have lots of information if you want to find out more, including what screening is, what screening programmes are run in each UK country and information in different languages.
Resources for professionals
This website has a wealth of information for health professionals who work in screening or who are interested in screening policy or implementation, including a short introductory video about screening and links to Continuing Professional Development for screening.
Read the current edition (#16) of the UK National Screening Committee's newsletter, with policy news and the latest updates from the English national screening programmes.
2011-12 Annual Report
Download the UK NSC's annual reports for 2011-12, the first covering policy development across the UK and the second focusing on the screening programmes in England.