Delivering male-friendly care

‘Men don’t care about their health’ — it’s a troubling and persistent myth.

Yet most men older than 40 will have visited a doctor in the past 12 months. Compared to women, however, men visit the doctor less often, have shorter consultations and tend to see their GP later in the course of their illness.

The government’s 2010 National Male Health Policy highlighted the need to improve service delivery and reduce the barriers men may experience