Hormone Replacement Therapy: Prescriptions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th March 2022.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Labour, Swansea East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many female patients aged between 40 and 60 received prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy in each of the last three years; and how many prescriptions were made to women of those ages in each of the last three years.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following table shows the number of identified female patients aged 40 to 60 years old prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication and the number of prescription items for HRT medication where a patient could be identified in each of the last three years.

Number of identified patients

Number of prescription items for which a patient could be identified

December 2018 to November 2019

661,990

2,181,328

December 2019 to November 2020

614,590

2,133,193

December 2020 to November 2021

782,664

2,678,094

Source: NHS Business Services Authority

Records of prescriptions written but not dispensed are not held centrally.

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