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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 Systematic population screening programme recommended
  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 n/a 2009/10 Systematic population screening programme not recommended
  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 2006 2012/13 Systematic population screening programme not recommended, risk management guidance covered by UK NSC
  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
  Gauchers 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
  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 2014/15 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 n/a 2012/13   n/a
  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
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