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Aneurysm Screening

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) of 31 January 2007, Official Report, columns 402-03W, on aneurysm screening, what assessment she has made of the cost of establishing a national screening programme for men aged 65 and over for abdominal aortic aneurysms. (123156)

Preliminary cost analysis by the UK National Screening Committee’s Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Working Group indicates that a full roll-out of an AAA screening programme for men aged 65 would cost between £20 and £25 million revenue to implement in England in year one. Final costs will be subject to a number of factors such as the configuration of services. This is ongoing work.