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Welcome to the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

  • Welcome

    The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme is a systematic national population-based screening programme that aims to reduce deaths from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms through early detection, appropriate monitoring and treatment.
  • Do you need support and information to help you to decide whether to take up the offer of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm? If so, try our new patient decision aid
  • Nationally accredited training programme

    Visit the Training pages for details of the national training courses and qualifications for Screening Technicians and Clinical Skills Trainers.
  • Ensuring a high quality service

    Service Objectives and Quality Standards are built into every part of the NHS AAA Screening Programme. The Quality Standards can be downloaded from the Quality page.
  • Screening where you live

    Our Screening where you live pages include contact details for the local AAA screening programmes in England.
  • What does AAA screening involve?

    Find out more about abdominal aortic aneurysms, the screening process, possible results and frequently asked questions on the public information pages.
  • What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

    An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weakening and expansion of the aorta, the main blood vessel in the body. Find out more here.

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