Health Advice

Health Advice

This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on how to manage their long-term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment from a clinician and give patients advice on several topics.

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MyCOPD Leaflet

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myCOPD Patient Offer Letter June 2020.docx

Long Term Illness

NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme: Deciding whether to be screened?

This information is for Men aged 65 and over. It is to help you decide if you want to get screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

An AAA is formed when the main blood vessels in the body weakens and starts to expand. As they expand, large AAA's can burst. This is a medical emergency that is fatal in around 80 out of every 100 cases.

Men aged 65 and over are most at risk. The NHS AAA screening programme invites men in England for screening during the year they turn 65. Men over 65 can contact the programme to arrange to be screened.

Yout choice.

Screening is a choice. There are 2 options for men aged 65 and over. You can: Attend screening or declined screening.

All screening involves a balance of benefits and risks.  Would you want to now if you had an abdominal aortic aneurysm? 

Would you be willing to have major surgery if screening showed that you had a large abdominal aortic aneurysm that could be repaired.

Find out more information at www.nhs.uk/aaa