Healthworks are hosting a conference Engaging men for gender equality on 28th October from 10am till 4.30pm in Kensington and Chelsea, although residents and professionals from all 3 boroughs may attend – full details here.
Men, on average, visit the GP 20% less than women, and younger men visit the GP half as often as younger women. Men are generally poor users of primary care. They are less likely to access other health services such as dentists, pharmacists, health trainers, smoking cessation services, weight management and contraception services.*
Women have higher GP consultation rates for a wide range of illnesses. Men use hospital A&E departments more often than women, suggesting that men wait till a crisis before seeking help.*