Male attitudes to primary care
Findings from the Forum's Opinion Leader survey, March 2016.
- Although the majority of working men would be able to see their GP if they needed to, some groups are less likely to be able to – including those that find it difficult to take time off work for medical appointments.
- It was expected that self-employment would be a barrier to taking time off work to see a GP, however self-employment enables men to take time off work to see a GP, suggesting that those who are employed face greater barriers.
- Only 1 in 5 working men over the age of 40 have heard of the NHS Health Check Programme, suggesting this is a significant barrier to attendance.
- When looking at the drivers and barriers of awareness of the NHS Health Check Programme, children are both; they motivate engagement, but can also drain the time required to engage with the NHS Health Check.
- Nearly half of employed men with mental health concerns would be embarrassed to take time off work for a mental health appointment.
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