UK SMA NBS Alliance Supports Research Review that will Inform the UK NSC Assessment of SMA for the UK Newborn Screening Programme

An evidence review process is applied to all decisions that the UK NSC (National Screening Committee) makes regarding whether to introduce, change or stop any screening programme.

As part of this approach, and to ensure that decisions are based on a robust evidence base, the UK NSC can commission a range of evidence products from external review teams, which are conducted independently from the UK NSC.

For its review of SMA, the UK NSC has commissioned the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) to conduct a literature review of relevant research.