Over half of workers have resorted to self-treating medical symptoms

Gen Z and Millennial employees most likely to self-treat

Jaskeet Briah
clock • 2 min read

Over half (55%) of workers who needed healthcare have resorted to self-treating medical symptoms due to difficulties accessing the NHS, according to Health Shield Friendly Society.

The mutual surveyed 564 UK adults in full- or part-time work and found that Gen Z and Millennial employees have resorted to self-treating the most at 60% and 58%, respectively. Nearly half (48%) of workers who needed healthcare said they suffered due to lack of access. Younger employees were hit the hardest, 55% of Gen Z workers noted that this was the case, which Health Shield said was the highest of any age group. Health Shield stated that these figures underline the enormous pressure the health service is under. Overall, 64% of workers were worried about the current pressures th...

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