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This is a complete list of all the UK NSC's policy recommendations. Some say that screening should be provided for everyone or some people, others that screening is not currently recommended.

Note that just because screening is recommended, this does not mean that it is systematically provided across the whole of the UK.

When no good quality research evidence is available, or research has found that screening for a particular condition causes more harm than good, the UK NSC will recommend that routine screening should NOT take place.

All UK NSC recommendations are reviewed regularly, usually on a 3 year cycle. Read more about the review process. You can also view our archive of historic policy recommendations which have now been removed.

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  Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Adult Mar 2009 2012/13   n/a  
  Alcohol Misuse Adult Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Amino acid metabolism disorders Newborn Feb 2009 2012/13 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 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Bacterial vaginosis Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13 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 Dec 2010 2013/14 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 Apr 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Breast Cancer Adult Oct 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cervical Cancer Adult Nov 2012 2014/15 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 Feb 2009 2011/12 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Congenital cataracts Newborn Jul 2006 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Congenital heart disease Newborn May 2014 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Congenital hypothyroidism Newborn May 2005 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  COPD Adult Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Cryptorchidism Newborn n/a 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Cystic fibrosis (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 2012/13 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 Jun 2010 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Dental Disease Child May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Depression Adult Apr 2010 2013/14 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 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Diabetes Adult Jul 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme not recommended *
  Diabetic Retinopathy Adult May 2005 2012/13 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 Mar 2011 2013/14 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 Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Fatty-acid oxidation disorders Newborn Jun 2005 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Fetal anomalies Antenatal Mar 2010 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  FMAIT Antenatal and newborn Mar 2013 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Fragile X Antenatal Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  GA1 Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Galactosaemia Newborn Jul 2006 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Gaucher disease Newborn Jul 2006 2012/13 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 Jul 2006 2009/10 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 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Hearing Loss (adult) Adult Mar 2009 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Hepatitis B Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13 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 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  HTLV Antenatal Mar 2013 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Human immunodeficiency virus Antenatal Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
* Hurler's Newborn n/a 2012/13   n/a  
  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  
  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Child Dec 2008 2012/13 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 Mar 2013 2015/16 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 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  MSUD Newborn May 2014 2017/18 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Neural tube defect Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Neuroblastoma Newborn Jul 2006 2013/14 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 Jun 2010 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Organic acid metabolism disorders Newborn Feb 2009 2010/11 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 2013/14 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 Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Prostate Cancer Adult Dec 2010 2013/14 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 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  SCID Newborn Apr 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Scoliosis Child Nov 2012 2015/16 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Sickle cell and Thalassaemia Antenatal Jul 2006 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  Sickle Cell Disease (newborn) Newborn Jul 2006 2009/10 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 Jun 2010 2013/14 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Stroke Adult Jul 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
* Sudden Cardiac Death Adult Dec 2008 2011/12   n/a  
  Syphilis Antenatal Dec 2013 2016/17 Systematic population screening programme recommended  
  T18 and T13 Antenatal Jul 2014 2017/18 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 Dec 2011 2014/15 Systematic population screening programme not recommended  
  Varicella susceptibility Antenatal Oct 2009 2012/13 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  
Policies being viewed: 111 out of 111

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