Men's health in Salford

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Summary of report content

To celebrate International Men’s day 2019, Healthwatch Salford in partnership with Salford Clinical Commissioning Group ran a project from Nov 2019 to Feb 2020, which allowed men from across Salford to share their experiences of health and care. This report captures what the 194 men told us about their experiences through surveys and focus groups, the aim of which was to help inform commissioners and providers of services in understanding the barriers that some men are facing when trying to keep themselves healthy.

Key findings included:

  • that health and care providers need to be more proactive in their approach in encouraging men to access their services and get their messages right from the outset
  • more workplace interventions were needed
  • men need to be treated with a degree of sensitivity by clinical staff  
  • men wanted easier access to mental health support.

Further to the publication of this report, we will be following up the response from service providers and commissioners and welcome the opportunity to collaborate further into looking at some of our findings more closely.


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General details

Report title 
Men's health in Salford
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Salford
Date of publication 
Monday, 1 June, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Tuesday, 19 November, 2019
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 28 February, 2020
Type of report 
Patient experience
Key themes 
Booking appointments
Communication between staff and patients
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Health protection
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Public involvement

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
What type of organisation requested the work 
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Salford Clinical Commissioning Group
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
Focus group
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Dentist (non-hospital)
GP practice
Out of hours
NHS 111
Secondary care services 
Cancer services
Counselling/improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
Inpatient care
Accident & emergency
Mental health services 
Depression and anxiety service
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Urgent and emergency care services 
Accident & emergency
NHS 111

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if known 
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.