Our Challenges to Public Health England

We call on Public Health England to:
  • Ensure programmes to tackle obesity, reduce smoking and reduce harmful drinking are targeted to deliver for men and tailored to reflect what works with men
    Ensure the 41% higher incidence of TB amongst men is tackled in their planned tuberculosis strategy
  • More explicit public mental health strategy, including measures needed to improve men’s well-being and reduce male suicide
  • Target at least 50% male uptake in NHS Health Checks
    Drive good practice to meet men’s needs and lifestyle – with outreach to the highest risk groups
  • Drive symptom awareness and knowledge of the health system – especially how to seek help – starting with boys in school
  • Complete the work to make all published data and performance indicators ‘local, gendered and useful’.

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