Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

AAA screening team

0300 422 4285

The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) national screening programme aims to reduce deaths from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms through early detection, monitoring and treatment.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weakening of the main blood vessel in the body, the aorta. It causes a widening of the aorta, and forms what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

This condition is most common in men aged 65 and above. It is estimated that 1 in 80 men aged between 65 and 74 in England have an AAA. Read more about AAA

Our service covers patients in Gloucestershire and Swindon.

Our team

  • Glenda Turton, AAA Screening Programme Manager & Nurse Specialist
  • Dr Philip Birch, Consultant Radiologist & QA Lead
  • Dawn Williams, AAA Screening Programme Administrator
  • Kate Harvey, Clinical Skills Trainer (CST) & Lead Vascular Scientist
  • Dr Gemma Birch, Clinical Skills Trainer (CST) & Vascular Scientist
  • Carole Howe, Senior Screening Technician
  • Karen Smith, Screening Technician
  • Jamie Lewis, Screening Technician
  • Oliver Portman, Screening Technician
  • Chloe Collins, Screening Technician

Our surgeons

Contact us

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme,
Department of Vascular Surgery,
Cheltenham General Hospital,
Sandford Road,
GL53 7AN