AAA screening: supporting documents

Read operational and training guidance for providers of local NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programmes.

Healthcare professionals working in the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme can use these documents to ensure all staff have the training required to carry out screening.

Patient leaflets

  1. Making an informed choice about AAA screening
  2. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: invitation leaflet
  3. Screening results: large abdominal aortic aneurysm
  4. Monitoring your small abdominal aortic aneurysm
  5. Monitoring your medium abdominal aortic aneurysm
  6. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: how it works
  7. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: easy guide
  8. NHS population screening: information for transgender people


The documents in this collection are to support the training of staff who deliver AAA screening services. Read the AAA education and training detailed guide for further information.

Operational guidance

The documents in this collection are to support health professionals to deliver Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening as part of the NHS AAA Screening Programme (NAAASP).

  1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: reducing inequalities
  2. AAA screening: standard operating procedures
  3. AAA screening: management of non-visualised aortas
  4. AAA screening: validate annual pathway standards
  5. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: programme specific operating model
  6. AAA screening: how we use personal information
  7. AAA screening: protocol for reporting deaths
  8. AAA screening: pathway standards and service objectives
  9. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: nurse specialist guidance
  10. AAA screening: clinical guidance and scope of practice
  11. Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: ultrasound equipment guidance
  12. AAA screening: waiting times standards
  13. NHS England and Wales abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programmes joint working agreement

Data and research

Published 15 December 2014
Last updated 30 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 2017 to 2018 annual data tables.
  2. Added AAA screening: reducing inequalities guidance.
  3. Added programme specific operating model.
  4. Publication of 2015 to 2016 data tables
  5. Added 2014 to 2015 annual data tables.
  6. First published.