Last month, our Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening programme delivered the first ever public, mass screening event in the country.
Held at Queens Park Rangers (QPR) Football and Athletic Club, the event was a major success with almost 100 men being scanned and QPR offering future collaborations!
This unique health event demonstrated the great relationship between the North and South AAA Team, and the NHS, to provide healthcare to those who have impaired physical mobility and learning difficulties in the Hammersmith & Fulham area. It also gave trainees the opportunity to scan more clients than in a ‘normal’ clinic and for the Clinical Skills Trainers (CSTs) to work with the Screening Technicians and students, making it a true team effort!
Patients were very satisfied with the service, finding it friendly, efficient and quick, and the QPR staff went above and beyond on the day, with feedback including:
“It has been great working and partnering with InHealth to set up this mass screening event. It’s been a massive privilege to help and support them with the equipment and some of the consumables.” Joel Glazebrook, Director Nine Group International
“It was an absolute pleasure to join the AAA Screening Team. They are a wonderful, caring team and their dedication is inspiring. The event was so well planned, delivered and clearly appreciated by the men who came.” Stella Ward, Interim Deputy Team Leader – Adult Screening (NHS England & Improvement)
The AAA Programme will be having more exciting events planned in the coming months.
Well done to the whole Programme for their hard work in addressing health inequalities by improving access and bringing screening closer to patients’ home.