Guidance: Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: reducing inequalities

Public Health England

March 3
13:06 2021

AAA screening: identifying inequalities

AAA screening: reducing inequalities

Submitting examples of shared learning

AAA screening: service improvement and audit application form

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This guidance is to support abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening providers, commissioners and other partners in identifying and reducing inequalities in AAA screening.

It includes information and resources on how to:

  • identify inequalities
  • reduce inequalities
  • share learning

It also includes links to other resources. In this publication we use the term man to include trans women and non-binary individuals who have the same genetic risk of AAA as men and should therefore also consider accessing screening. See AAA screening information for trans and non-binary people.

The screening quality assurance service (SQAS) and 4 Nations AAA Screening Programmes group review shared learning submissions and case studies are published on the PHE Screening blog. These case studies are examples of initiatives that aim to reduce barriers and reduce inequalities for people invited for AAA screening. Shared learning examples can include initiatives that did not achieve the desired objective but are still useful to share.

Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 24 May 2018
Last updated 3 March 2021 +show all updates
  1. Updated guidance after review, including adding links to AAA screening easy guide, AAA easy read invitation letter template and PHE Screening inequalities strategy.

  2. Added 'service improvement and audit application form'.

  3. Ethnicity data updated in the 'AAA deprivation and ethnic group' analysis tool.

  4. First published.

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