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Screening Programmes Managed by Public Health England Alistair Rutherford, Screening and Immunisation Coordinator Jayne Southworth, Screening and Immunisation.

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1 Screening Programmes Managed by Public Health England Alistair Rutherford, Screening and Immunisation Coordinator Jayne Southworth, Screening and Immunisation Coordinator

2 Screening Screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. They can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition. The screening timeline demonstrates that screening follows you throughout your life. 2 Alistair Rutherford, Screening and Immunisation Coordinator Jayne Southworth, Screening and Immunisation Coordinator

3 Screening Programmes 3

4 Objective The main take home messages today for none cancer screening will be related to only two programmes that you can influence: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Diabetic Retinopathy All information on any of the screening programmes is here: 4

5 Diabetic Eye Screening Previously known as Diabetic Retinopathy Screening! It is estimated that screening could save more than 400 people per year from sight loss in England. Patients over the age of 12 are called every 12 months for a free screening test that takes about 30 minutes. So can you ask all diabetic patients: Have you had your diabetic eye screening recently? 5

6 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 6 Thin weakened section of the wall of the aorta that bulges outward. This weakness may not withstand the pressure of blood inside causing a catastrophic rupture AAA is 6 times more common in men than women Ruptured AAA causes 2% of all deaths in men aged 65 and over Simple ultrasound scan of abdomen is easiest way to check whether a man has an AAA

7 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Links National leaflets GM AAA screening centre : National leaflets South Sector Call / Re Call : Diabetic Eye Screening Links

8 Contact Details Screening & Immunisation team: Public Health England Greater Manchester 3 Piccadilly Place Manchester M1 3BN option 4 or


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