South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Service Public Survey

1. Your Views on the delivery of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. It runs from your heart through your chest and abdomen (stomach).
As some people get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak. It can then start to expand and form what is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Large aneurysms can be life threatening. The risk of AAA increases if you smoke, have high blood pressure, or a close relative (parent, brother or sister) has had an AAA.

Who can have AAA screen?
Men aged 65 will be invited to an ultrasound AAA screening appointment using the information held about you at your GP surgery.
If your AAA ultrasound scan is healthy you will not need to have another one. You may be invited back for monitoring if an aneurysm (of any size) is detected and you may be offered other treatments. You will find out the results of your scan on the day of your AAA scan appointment.
The screening programme is aimed at men because men are six times more likely to have this type of aneurysm than women. Around one in 25 men between 65-74 are thought to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
The AAA screen is a one-off screen using an ultrasound scan to check for an aneurysm.  Men over 65 who have not been screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm can also refer themselves for a screen.
For more information about the AAA Screening Service you can go to NHS.UK and for information about the current South Yorkshire AAA Screening Programme delivered by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital can be found here (that includes a service walk-through video).

Survey Questions
NHS England would like to hear your views about the delivery of AAA Screening in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) including when and where the service should be offered, and any support that could be put in place so that all men aged 65 years can access the AAA programme in SYB.
To help us do this, we’d be really grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing the following survey questions.

Thank you for your time.

1. Had you heard about the AAA Screening Programme before receiving this survey and information?


2. The AAA scan appointment takes approximately 5-10 minutes and is provided in a community setting i.e. not in the local hospital, what would be the challenges for you to attend a AAA Screening Scan appointment?


3. The AAA Screening Service must be provided in your local community. Are there any types of community venues that you think we should consider that would support attendance and access at AAA scan appointments?


4. If appointments were not offered at evenings or weekends, would this stop you from attending a AAA scan appointment?


5. From the options below can you please select your preference for how your appointment is arranged and booked?


6. Any other comments or suggestions about the service that you would like to add?


7. Please tell us where you currently live (selecting one area from the list below)?


8. Please select your age range from the list below.


9. What sex were you registered/assigned at birth?


10. What gender do you identify with?


11. Please select from the list below your ethnicity.


12. Can you please tell us where you accessed this information and survey?