Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme (with translations)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme - image of invite leaflet

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a swelling in the abdominal aorta, which is the main artery that supplies blood to your body. As the AAA grows, the wall of the aorta stretches and becomes weaker, which can eventually lead to a significant risk of a burst AAA. This is often fatal. The aim of the AAA screening programme is to reduce AAA-related mortality by providing a systematic, population-based screening programme.

The invite leaflet is for all men invited to take part in the screening programme. Men will automatically be invited for screening in their 65th year, while men aged over 65 can request a scan through the central screening office.

It provides men with all the information they need about AAA screening prior to their appointment, including:

  • the rationale behind the screening programme;
  • details on the screening process;
  • the different possible results from screening;
  • what happens if you are diagnosed with an AAA;
  • the risks associated with AAAs.

(Note: Slovak and Lithuanian translations are of the 2012 version, other translations are of the 2016 versions).

The small, medium and large AAA information leaflets are for men who have been diagnosed with an AAA through the screening programme and provide details of what happens next.

The flyer was produced to help maximise awareness of the screening programme and provides a summary of AAAs, the dangers they pose and the screening process. They are distributed to eligible men through the following channels, among others: public events (eg men’s groups), Farm Families Health Checks programme; health information stands in shopping centres  etc; GP practices; pharmacies.

The poster and cards support also support the programme.

Large print accessible Word versions of the leaflets are available below.


A5 leaflets, A5 flyer
Target group
Men aged 65 years and older


Attachment Size
AAA Invite Leaflet 05.23 FINAL.pdf 1.33 MB
AAA Invite leaflet accessible Word version 126.99 KB
AAA A5 flyer 05.23 FINAL.pdf 619.26 KB
AAA flyer accessible Word version 119.84 KB
AAA Large Results Leaflet 05.23 FINAL.pdf 1.11 MB
AAA Large results leaflet accessible Word version 129.17 KB
AAA Medium Results Leaflet 05.23 FINAL.pdf 976.6 KB
AAA Medium results leaflet accessible Word version 128.48 KB
AAA Small Results Leaflet 05.23 FINAL.pdf 1016.27 KB
AAA Small results leaflet accessible Word version 128.6 KB
AAA Large Alert Card 05.23 FINAL.pdf 127.51 KB
AAA Small Medium Alert Card 05.23 FINAL.pdf 139.52 KB
AAA A3 Poster 05.23 FINAL.pdf 437.4 KB
AAA Wallet Card 05.23 FINAL.pdf 142.31 KB
invite leaflet_CHINESE COMPLEX.pdf 1.9 MB
invite leaflet_CHINESE SIMPLIFIED.pdf 1.84 MB
invite leaflet_POLISH_updated_jsmcd.pdf 1.37 MB
invite leaflet_PORTUGUESE_updated_jsmcd.pdf 1.4 MB
AAA invite leaflet Lithuanian_2012.pdf 476.34 KB
AAA invite leaflet Slovak_2012.pdf 637.38 KB
AAA Small leaflet 02_17 Collected_CHINESE COMPLEX.pdf 1.87 MB
AAA Small leaflet 02_17 Collected_CHINESE SIMPLIFIED.pdf 1.77 MB
AAA Small leaflet 02_17 Collected_POLISH.pdf 1.38 MB
AAA Small leaflet 02_17 Collected_PORTUGUESEUpdated_jsmcd.pdf 1.38 MB
AAA Medium leaflet 02_17_CHINESE COMPLEX.pdf 1.87 MB
AAA Medium leaflet 02_17_CHINESE SIMPLIFIED.pdf 1.78 MB
AAA Medium leaflet 02_17_POLISH.pdf 1.4 MB
AAA Medium leaflet 02_PORTUGUESE_updated_jsmcd.pdf 1.39 MB
AAA Large leaflet_CHINESE COMPLEX.pdf 1.78 MB
AAA Large leaflet_CHINESE SIMPLIFIED.pdf 1.71 MB
AAA Large leaflet_POLISH.pdf 1.32 MB
AAA Large leaflet_PORTUGUESE.pdf 1.32 MB