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Brown promises AAA screening

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Practice nurses look set to be heavily involved in a major screening programme and a system of health checks planned by ministers in a move to a more ‘preventive health service’.
Prime minister Gordon Brown announced last week that every man reaching the age of 65 would be offered screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
He said he would follow up this screening programme with announcements on the introduction of regular check-ups for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
Most of the monitoring for these conditions would take place in GP surgeries, he added.
‘Over time, everyone in Britain will have access to the right preventive health check-up,’ Mr Brown said.
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