Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme is a systematic national population-based screening programme that aims to reduce deaths from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. This is through early detection, appropriate monitoring and treatment.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weakening of the main blood vessel in the body, the aorta. It causes a widening of the aorta, and forms what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
This condition is most common in men aged 65 and above. It is estimated that 1 in 70 men aged between 65 and 74 in England have an AAA.
For more information – http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/screening
The remit for the Gloucestershire programme covers the county of Gloucestershire and Swindon.
Meet The AAA Screening Team
Mr Jonothan Earnshaw - Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Clinical Director of Local and National AAA Screening Programmes.
Dr Philip Birch - Consultant Radiologist & QA Lead
Glenda Turton - AAA Screening Programme Manager & Nurse Specialist
Dawn Williams - AAA Screening Programme Administrator
Kate Harvey - Clinical Skills Trainer (CST) & Lead Vascular Scientist
Dr Gemma Birch - Clinical Skills Trainer (CST) & Vascular Scientist
Mr Andrew Kindon - Clinical Skills Trainer (CST) & Vascular Scientist
Carole Howe - Senior Screening Technician
Eleanor Fagan - Screening Technician
Karen Smith - Screening Technician
Meet The Surgeons
Mr J.J Earnshaw - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Mr D.G Cooper - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Miss C.D Rodd - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Mr K.R Poskitt - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Mr M.R Whyman - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Mr R. Bulbulia - Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Contact Us/Location of Offices
Telephone - 0300 422 4285 Email - AAA.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax – 0300 422 3886
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme,
Department of Vascular Surgery,
Cheltenham General Hospital,