Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

Evidence-based AAA screening standards for Scotland were published in April 2011.

NHS board representatives and the Mens Health Forum helped develop these standards. Close collaboration with NHS National Services Division was also needed.

The AAA screening standards are aligned to NHS National Services Division’s key performance indicators for AAA which incorporate the Quality Strategy six dimensions of quality:

  • safe
  • effective
  • patient-centred
  • timely
  • efficient
  • and equitable care.

The standards are also mapped to the Participation Standard for Scotland.

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More about AAA screening

Contact Belinda Henshaw
0131 275 6231

Programme Manager,
AAA transplant and screening
NHS National Services Division

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