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NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

AAA screening: getting together to share good practice across London

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As regional head of the Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) in London, I was delighted to host around 45 delegates at the capital’s first abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening networking and learning event on 27 November 2015.

Failsafe 'return of serve' ensures screening referrals are safe

I wonder if you, like me, watched last year's television coverage of Andy Murray helping Great Britain to win the Davis Cup. It was a truly proud moment for Britain. Andy’s return of serve made me think of a critical point …

AAA programme approaches millionth man milestone

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It’s only just over 6 years since we started the national implementation of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening in six limited areas of England. But later this autumn we’ll hit a significant milestone by screening our one millionth 65-year-old man.

Screening for the over 65s

Getting older shouldn’t be a barrier to people keeping an eye on their health. In England there are four screening programmes available to people over the age of 65. For some, we automatically send invitations. For others, people can contact …