AAA Screening

Are you a man living in North Cumbria?  Have you heard of abdominal aortic aneurysms?

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) are a weakening in the aorta that can swell and rupture causing fatal internal bleeding. They usually don’t have symptoms  and are most common in men aged over 65.  Thankfully we have a free NHS screening programme for men in the year they turn 65.

However, over 470 men in North Cumbria did NOT attend their Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening appointment in 2021 -22. Don’t be one of the men who miss out.

You will receive your invitation through the post when you’re eligible. Please DON’T ignore it.  It could save your life!

If you would like to change your appointment, call the screening service on: 0191 445 8747

For more information visit QE Gateshead Website:

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