The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has published a number of recommendations today (15 January 2015) following its meeting on 19 November 2015.
The independent expert committee made 11 recommendations in total, which included improvements to existing screening programmes for Down’s syndrome and other related conditions, cervical cancer, bowel cancer and eye screening for people with diabetes.
Important conclusions from the meeting include:
Introducing faecal immunochemical testing (FIT)
Introducing non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
Introducing HPV primary screening
Changing the frequency of diabetic eye screening appointments