Somerset and North Devon
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
We are part of the National AAA Screening Programme and our catchment area is Somerset and North Devon.
All men will automatically be called for screening in the year they turn 65 and men over this age can self refer to the programme. Screening is particularly recommended for men who have smoked, have diabetes or have high blood pressure or a family history of aneurysms.
The screen consists of a simple pain free ultrasound and the result is immediate. We aim to screen men near to their homes and currently are screening in about 100 sites across the region, including drop-in centres, GP practices and hospitals.
If you would like more information please contact 01823 344567. Office Hours Monday to Friday. Please note screening will not take place on Bank Holidays