Even today, one UK man in five still dies before the age of 65 with dramatic differences between different groups on men. The ‘inequality gap’ in life expectancy is bigger for men than women and growing.
Men are more to die of circulatory disease, liver disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide. Men are also more likely than women to smoke, drink alcohol at hazardous levels and eat an unhealthy diet.
The Men’s Health Forum works with local health systems to help them tackle
Men’s health issues. Services still do not always engage effectively with men and your advice could help them know how to do it better.
If you would like to take part in an online survey to share your ideas on men’s health and the ways of addressing it – please click on the link
The Men’s health forum website also includes links to free news and research on :
- Life expectancy and mortality which are quite different for men and women, and there is not yet clear understanding why this should be the case or treatments available to address the issue.
- In other areas, such as mental health, the way that men present with problems is very different from women, and more work is needed to design an effective response.
- Finally, in some areas, such as obesity, there is clear evidence that programmes need to be designed differently for men to be effective, and research is needed to drive good practice in these areas.
- Men’s health has less than its ‘fair share’ of support. Of Medical Research Council funding of sex-specific research, just 27% goes to studies researching men.
CHALLENGES TO MEN
Men’s Health calls on Men to:
- Look after yourself – give your mental and physical health more priority
- Look after your relationships and wellbeing – Don’t smoke, Drink sensibly, Be active, Watch your weight
- Get advice and help as soon as you think there might be a problem – it’s your right, you’re not wasting the health professional’s time
- Turn up to your NHS Health Check and find out about screening that might be useful to you (although it’s your decision)
- Support your mates and colleagues with their mental and physical health – always take it seriously.
- Sign up to the Manifesto
In the UK, one man in five dies before he reaches 65. Together we can change that.
The Men’s Health Manifesto sets out the changes needed to tackle the high rate of premature deaths in men
Follow the links to the sections of the manifesto or download a PDF copy (PDF, 263kb).
Hospital Admission avoidance
Work is underway to identify and showcase the best evidence for reducing avoidable admissions to hospital and the organisers of a free workshop in Manchester, showcasing good practice in reducing avoidable admissions, are seeking your input into the developing admissions avoidance tool.
This events will showcase good practice in reducing avoidable admissions, as well as seeking your input into the developing tool. We are currently developing the outline around three contexts where an admission to hospital or care can be avoided:
- In a person’s own home
- Where a person is in crisis
- When a person attends A&E.
As a result the LGA is running a workshop which will:
- have a range of speakers presenting on their work to reduce admissions to hospital or care
- give people the opportunity to network with colleagues from different areas and professions
- give the LGA and partners an opportunity to capture the views and recommendations of local colleagues so that any resource developed is useful to local audiences.
The speakers will cover a range of perspectives so this event is suitable for attendees from health, social care, the voluntary community and social enterprise sector, housing and any others involved in managing hospital admissions.
Tuesday 28 January 2020, 9.30am-3pmKing’s House Conference Centre, King’s Church, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7H
If you would like to attend please email :
Chip@local.co.uk with the subject message :
‘I would like to attend the admissions avoidance workshop, 28 January 2020, King’s House, Manchester’