From 1 April, women prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for symptoms of the menopause will have access to a new scheme enabling access to a year’s worth of menopause prescription items for the cost of two single prescription charges (currently £18.70).
In response to the announcement, Dr Ranee Thakar, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said:
“We know that cost can be one of the barriers that women face in accessing treatment to manage their symptoms during menopause, and the introduction of HRT pre-payment certificates is a positive step to improve access to HRT. This announcement is an important first step, and we hope that more will be done to address the challenges and inequalities faced in accessing menopause care and treatment.”
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Notes to Editor
- Read the full press release from the Department of Health and Social care here