Seven fishermen from Ramsgate told us their experience of trying to juggle the demands of work with the need to see a GP.
What did they tell us?
fishermen tend to avoid making health appointments as they worry about losing money when they are onshore
access to GPs is a challenge as fishermen are out at sea during opening hours and miss the opportunity to phone and book an appointment
What happens now?
You can read everything they told us in our report below.
We'll make sure we share the stories with the right people who organise and offer the NHS services that the fishermen talked about. We're also going to explore the opening hours of GP surgeries in Ramsgate to see if any would be more convenient for the fishermen that we spoke to.