Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: how it works

A quick reference overview of the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme.


NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme: information for health professionals

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Primary healthcare professionals can download and use this leaflet when advising eligible individuals about the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme, and the tests and processes involved.

Local services cannot order printed copies of this leaflet.

Published 2 January 2015
Last updated 26 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Wording amended to advise that this resource is available only to download and print locally
  2. First published.