An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and abdomen. Screening is a way of checking for this swelling. The NHS AAA Screening Programme is available to all men over 65 in England. InHealth delivers the North London AAA Screening Programme.
We provide routine screening, surveillance screening (which monitors the growth of a small aneurysm), screening of self-referrals (men aged over 65 that have referred themselves into the Programme, as per national guidance) and safe onward referral to a vascular surgeon to consider treatment options.
years’ experience in screening delivery
screening programmes across the UK
InHealth provides an integrated pathway with consistent high-quality service from invitation to onward referral where necessary to key vascular services. We deliver the service from over 20 convenient community locations in North West, North East and North Central London. Men who enter the North London AAA Screening Programme will have increased accessibility across the region regardless of their location.
We continually invest in emerging technology and all our AAA Screening sites are equipped with brand new Ultrasound equipment which adheres to the NHS quality assurance guidelines and service specifications for the programme.
We have extensive experience in delivering geographically based screening programmes across the UK including 3 National Breast Screening Programmes and Diabetic Eye Screening across Dorset, East Anglia, Essex, Hampshire, London & Portsmouth. We support the National Bowel Cancer Screening Service. This experience serves to aid in the safe delivery of AAA screening services across the single larger geographic area of North, Central and East London.
Our community locations support the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) initiative, taking every opportunity to signpost other NHS services which can support people to improve health and wellbeing for positive lifestyle behaviour change.
InHealth put together a team that was committed and driven to ensuring a smooth mobilisation. We would like to thank them for a successful mobilisation and look forward to working with them; they have shown the capability to deliver a safe and efficient service