Yorkshire and the Humber region’s men are being encouraged to take their health more seriously.
This week (11-17 June) is Men’s Health Week, and health bosses at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber are urging men in the region to seek medical advice on a more regular basis.
The aim of the week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among males of all ages.
Director for public health at NHS North of England, Paul Johnstone, said:
“There is a very real culture amongst a lot of men in Yorkshire and the Humber region about not complaining and not going to see the doctor; this is what we want to change.
“By ignoring a problem there is every possibility that you could be making it worse, so our advice is, don’t be shy, get things checked early before they become a problem.”
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NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, part of NHS North of England