THE NHS AAA Screening Programme has now invited 2 million men for a screening test since the implementation of screening started in England in 2009.
Jonothan Earnshaw is a vascular surgeon and clinical lead of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme
NHS AAA Screening Programme clinical lead Jonothan Earnshaw reflects on the programme's achievements since the government announced funding for a national programme 10 years ago.
Little is known about the effects on a man's quality of life of knowing he has an aneurysm that might eventually grow to a dangerous size that requires treatment.
There has always been a great deal of collaboration between the 4 UK countries when it comes to learning how best to implement population screening programmes. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is no exception.
I’m Jonothan Earnshaw, clinical lead of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme, and in this audio blog I’ll be updating you on the programme's successes and challenges.
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The PHE Screening team
Public Health England (PHE) provides support and advice to the NHS-led national screening programmes. These programmes identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment and informed decisions.
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