The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) makes recommendations to introduce a new screening programme based on robust peer reviewed evidence. This process was recognised by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Health Screening, which supported the idea that the evidential barrier should remain high because of the potential for screening to do harm. Further information is available here:
In 2015, the UK NSC did not recommend screening to prevent Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in 12 to 39 year olds. This was due to the epidemiology of the condition not being fully understood a lack of published peer reviewed evidence to correctly identify the number of people affected and issues around the test. Further information on UK NSC’s recommendation can be found here:
The UK NSC will be reviewing SCD in 2018/19.