We have updated the national guidance on GOV.UK on reducing inequalities in NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening.
Lisa Summers has worked in screening since 2009 when she set up a local Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme (Central England) after working in general management for the same acute Trust since 1996.
She is now employed by Public Health England as national programme manager for the NHS AAA Screening Programme in England. Lisa is an enthusiastic outgoing manager who relishes the day to day challenges of her role and collaborative working with colleagues in the other 10 screening programmes.
Lisa lives in Market Bosworth and enjoys walking and socialising when not running around organising her two young children!
The way screening technicians' scanning competence is tested is changing.
In this article, we share feedback on the Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners and tell you about a new resource to support it.
Find out what was discussed at the fourth national AAA screening research day event in Newcastle.
Support from Public Health England screening is helping medical researchers from the University of Leicester identify treatments which could potentially be used to reduce the numbers of men with life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) needing surgery. The research, funded by …
The NHS AAA Screening Programme has appointed Akhtar Nasim and Tim Hartshorne National Surgical Lead and National Imaging Lead respectively.
The NHS AAA Screening Programme is holding an all-day event for nurse specialists on 19 September.
Today, in association with our colleagues in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we have launched guidance for AAA screening providers, commissioners and other stakeholders on sharing learning and good practice in reducing barriers to attendance.
Professor Gerard Stansby has been appointed national research lead for the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme has announced the new date for its clinical skills trainer networking day. The re-scheduled event will take place on Friday 27 April 2018 and will be held in central London from 10.30am …
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