Hormone Replacement Therapy: Ellesmere Port and Neston

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that women in Ellesmere Port and Neston have adequate access to Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of supply of Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We are aware of ongoing supply issues with some hormone replacement therapy (HRT) preparations for a variety of reasons.

The National Health Service receives regular updates on the supply situation and availability of HRT products, and we are continuing to engage with organisations such as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and the British Menopausal Society.

We have been working closely with all suppliers to resolve the issues as quickly as possible and maintain overall supply to patients across the United Kingdom, including those living in Ellesmere Port and Neston. Although some HRT products are still affected by supply issues, alternatives remain available, and the overall supply situation has been improving since February 2020 and will continue to improve over the coming months.

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