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Welcome to the UK Screening Portal

The gateway to information on screening in the UK

  • Welcome to the UK Screening Portal

    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.
  • Screening Matters

    Read the current edition (#19) of the UK National Screening Committee's newsletter, with policy news and the latest updates from the NHS Screening Programmes.
  • 2012-13 Annual Summaries

    Download the UK NSC's annual summary reports for 2012-13.

LATEST NEWSMore news | Press office

The UK NSC has policies on a large number of antenatal, newborn, child and adult health conditions. Read more about the UK NSC's policy review process.


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