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Medical Examinations: Males

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to encourage men between the ages of 20 and 35 years to have regular medical check-ups. (220011)

The Department has not targeted men in this age group specifically to encourage them to have regular medical check-ups. However, under the General Medical Services contract, general practitioner practices are required to invite all newly registered patients including men aged 20 to 35 years for a consultation within six months of registration and provide, on request, a consultation for patients aged 16-74 who have not had a consultation within the last three years.