Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

The Bristol Bath & Weston AAA Screening programme was introduced in January 2012 as part of the national NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme.

We cover all GP practices in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset.

For more information please see 'screening where you live' on the national programme website 
www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening/LocationSearch/1910

How are we doing in 2016/2017?

  • We invited 5,459 men
  • 4,505 attended their screening appointment. This is an uptake of 82%
  • In addition we screened 826 older men who had self-referred to the service
  • We detected 90 AAA's in total and made 18 referrals for consideration of surgery.  

What about aneurysm surgery?

Men with large aneurysms will be referred to the new Major Arterial Centre at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

An urgent clinic appointment will be made to see a vascular surgeon at your local hospital such as Weston General Hospital, South Bristol Community Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary or Southmead Hospital.                

More information on AAA treatment is available from: