The UK National Screening Committee advises Ministers and the NHS in all four UK countries about all aspects of screening policy. Using research evidence, pilot programmes and economic evaluation, it assesses the evidence for programmes against a set of internationally recognised criteria covering the condition, the test, the treatment options and the effectiveness and acceptability of the screening programme. Assessing programmes in this way is intended to ensure that they do more good than harm at a reasonable cost.
The UK National Screening Committee regularly reviews policy on screening for different conditions in the light of new research evidence becoming available.
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