AAA Screening – South Manchester

The aorta is the main blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. It runs from your heart down through your chest and abdomen. In some people, as they get older, the wall of the aorta in the abdomen can become weak. It can then start to expand and form an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). If you have an aneurysm you will not usually notice any symptoms. This means you cannot tell if you have one, will not feel any pain and will probably not notice anything different. AAA is more common in men aged 65 years or over.

Provide AAA Screening Programme in the community.

The NHS invites all men for screening in the year they turn 65. Men aged over 65 who have not been screened before can contact our screening service to arrange a scan.

The AAA Screening Programme Greater Manchester & East Cheshire

Our AAA Screening Programme conducts AAA scans in the community across the 11 boroughs of Greater Manchester and East Cheshire:

  1. Bolton
  2. Bury
  3. East Cheshire
  4. Heywood, Rochdale & Middleton
  5. Manchester
  6. Oldham
  7. Salford
  8. Stockport
  9. Trafford
  10. Tameside and Glossop
  11. Wigan

We can also arrange for a screening check to be undertaken at Wythenshawe Hospital.

Screening takes place 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) between 8:30am and 5pm. Occasionally, we conduct clinics on Saturdays or during early evenings.

The AAA Screening Team Greater Manchester & East Cheshire

Our friendly and successful screening team invite approximately 16,000 men to attend AAA screening each year. We also provide monitoring scans for around 800 patients.

Patients will be invited.

Contact information

AAA Screening Programme Office
First Floor, Vascular Studies Unit
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 9LT

Phone: 0161 291 5716
Email: 
mft.aaa@nhs.net

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm.
Occasionally, we conduct clinics on Saturdays or during early evenings.

You can find information about the NHS AAA Screening Programme at www.nhs.uk/aaa

You can read an online version of the AAA screening leaflet at www.gov.uk/phe/aaa-screening-leaflet

Other information and leaflets are available in other languages and an easy read format can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-screening-easy-guide