Review of AAA Screening Leaflets and Promotional Materials
The review of NI AAA screening information materials, which ran from September 2015 until April 2016, has successfully concluded. Contributors (pictured above) included Programme Team staff - from both the Public Health Agency and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust - as well as PHA Communication colleagues, service users and representatives from local men's groups. The main publications revised were the:
- General Information Leaflet
- You have a Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (results leaflet)
- You have a Medium Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (results leaflet)
- You have a Large Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (results leaflet)
- Awareness Leaflet
- Healthcare Professional Information Sheet
- A3 Screening Poster
- Display stands
The aim of the review was to update and re-format materials with new statistics (based on data from the Northern Ireland AAA Screening Programme), images and testimonials from service users. The review benefitted considerably from the input of service users, whose experience of the programme - and the information available - helped to shape the style and content of the updated publications. Particular thanks is extended to Mr and Mrs McFarland and Mr Barry Dalzell for their contributions.
Relevant invitation and results letters will similarly be updated, and changes will be required to existing translations of materials in hard copy, audio and website versions.
In April, all revised resources were sent, as part of a professional information pack, to every Northern Ireland GP practice and pharmacy. In the coming months, it is planned to send out an electronic feedback questionnaire to GPs and pharmacies for comments on the new materials.
If you have any queries or suggestions with regard to AAA screening information materials, please contact Mrs Jacqueline McDevitt, Quality Assurance Manager at the PHA, on 02890 311611.