Marc Lucky, MBChB(hons)
Secretary of The Section of Andrology, BAUS
As we begin 2021 and enter a new post-COVID world, health and wellbeing needs to be a priority. Men’s health presents us with a challenge, as traditionally men have struggled to start a conversation on the subject.
Over the past few years, the conversation around men’s health has been changing and society has acknowledged that it is okay to talk. There is still a lot of work to be done in promoting men’s health, especially when dealing with personal and embarrassing issues.
The focus of this campaign is to promote some important topics and delve into some of the most prevalent conditions affecting men. As with most health conditions, early detection is key, as it can prevent long term illness and potentially lifesaving treatments could be offered.
The campaign will cover important topics including lifestyle and its long-term effects on health and wellbeing and touch on the importance of mental health treatment. There is also a spotlight on cancers affecting men and factors which prevent men in accessing healthcare.
Embarrassing, yet important, topics such as erectile dysfunction are important to discuss as well as advice on how to obtain treatment and support.
Addressing the stigma
Embarrassing, yet important, topics such as erectile dysfunction are important to discuss as well as advice on how to obtain treatment and support. The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) is passionate about men’s health and its promotion and is proud to be associated with this important subject.
Supporting the NHS in the way we approach healthcare
In a time when the NHS is facing one of the most challenging times in its history, it is essential that we return to the new normal by providing services in the most efficient ways possible. We must look to new and emerging technologies which will enable doctors to provide treatment more efficiently. We will also focus on how simple lifestyle choices can have a long-term impact on health in the long run.