UK NSC code of practice

Code of practice for the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC).


UK NSC code of practice

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This code of practice gives information on:

  • the status, role, responsibility and procedures of the UK NSC
  • terms of appointment of members of the committee
  • the roles and responsibilities of the members of the committee
  • how the committee develops its recommendations

It is based on the Government Office for Science’s Code of Practice for Scientific Advisory Committees and the Principles of Scientific Advice to Government.

Published 2 November 2015
Last updated 24 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. The UK NSC’s code of practice has been updated to reflect the new arrangements for appointing an independent Chair.
  2. First published.