Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

About us

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

Our remit

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 

Jamie Lewis  -  Screening Technician 

Karen Smith  -  Screening Technician 


Meet The Surgeons

Mr J.J Earnshaw   - Consultant Vascular Surgeon 

Mr D.G Cooper  -  Consultant Vascular Surgeon 

Mr S Kulkarni  - 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 - ghn-tr.aaa.screening@nhs.net

Fax – 0300 422 3886


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme,

Department of Vascular Surgery,

Cheltenham General Hospital,

Sandford Road,



GL53 7AN.