Welcome to the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme
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.
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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.