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UK National Screening Committee

The UK National Screening Committee: Positive Recommendations

Back in July I wrote about the recommendations made by the UK NSC in March 2015 and why saying no to screening can be a good thing as it means we can avoid harm to people and ensure that money …

Review of 2015: "a particularly exciting year for screening"

Watch Dr Anne Mackie, director of screening in Public Health England, reflecting on 2015, calling it "a particularly exciting year for screening". Please note that you can turn on subtitles for this video.

The UK NSC went oval for a day: thoughts on the first stakeholder conference

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I must admit that I didn’t sleep very well last Tuesday. I was a little worried about the first UK National Screening Committee stakeholder conference (which I've been helping to organise) at the Oval conference centre the day after. Would …

New UK National Screening Committee evidence process published

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At the start of the year we made a commitment to the parliamentary Science and Technology Committee to produce a document explaining how the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) goes about collecting and analysing evidence, consulting and making recommendations …

Evidence update: new consultation on non-invasive prenatal testing and latest UK NSC recommendations

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Non-invasive prenatal testing (now more commonly called cfDNA, or cell-free DNA testing) is an exciting development and the UK NSC is now consulting on introducing it to the existing fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP). As new technology can only be introduced …