Middle Class Breakdown

Workers in the UK spend more hours in the office or at their place of work than anywhere else in Europe according to EU figures. This heavy workload undoubtedly affects the ability to visit the doctors or keep appointments further harming the chances of timely diagnosis of serious diseases. This burden rises for those working longer hours than average and seems to be especially prevalent amongst those earning over £40,000 per year as demonstrated by our research which breaks down the statistics compared to yearly earning.

Of middle-class workers have not visited the doctors in up to five years.
Of middle-class workers feel booking and sticking to a doctor’s appointment is not realistic with their workload.
Of middle-class workers have cancelled appointments despite still being worried about symptoms.
Of middle-class workers have ignored serious symptoms due to a lack of time to visit a doctor.
Of middle-class workers rate their work life balance as very poor with their health taking the biggest hit.
Of middle-class workers are currently concerned that they may be suffering from a serious illness but feel professional strain prevents them from visiting a doctor.
Of middle-class workers have a family history of cancer or terminal illness but still don’t have the time for regular recommended check-ups.
Of middle-class workers have waited months for blood tests or biopsies creating a huge amount of unnecessary stress and anxiety even when results were negative.

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