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The MHC Patient Demographic Audit 2018

The purpose of this audit was to look at the current patient demographic of the men accessing The Men’s Health Clinic with a confirmed diagnosis of Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS) / Male Hypogonadism. The clinic opened in January 2016 and we have deliberately let it grow organically since we believe the best recommendation is that of word of mouth.

One of our aims is to increase awareness and understanding surrounding both TDS and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) through education and sharing our experiences, both positive and negative. The field of TDS and TRT is a relatively new one, it’s a subject that has gone largely unnoticed and has been neglected, not only by the NHS but also by the private sector.  Service delivery is both inconsistent and poor, this needs redressing.

It is time we started exerting a positive effect and influence on men’s health and provided men with the care and attention that they need.  We have a real opportunity to affect a positive change from the ground upwards. One voice, becomes two and so on…

TDS / male hypogonadism needs a voice, TRT needs a champion, it’s important that this is done correctly in order for it to be recognised by mainstream health services.  This audit and subsequent audits will allow us to be more efficient in not only targeting the patient demographic most in need of care, but also to enable us to refine our service to help coordinate and improve the care given.

 

Dr Robert Stevens MBChB MRCGP Dip.FIPT