In recent news reports there has been some disturbing information about continuing HRT shortages in the UK. Below you will find a link to the British Menopause Society where you will find up to date information on the current availability of HRT products together with advice about alternative prescriptions.
What is being said about the continuing HRT shortages
Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs told BBC Radio that the reasons for the shortages are still unclear!
Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), said in a statement: “It’s not entirely clear why there is currently a shortage of these HRT drugs – it seems as though there are several factors at play – or how long it’ll last, but it is already having a massive impact on our patients’ lives, and needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency so that patients across the UK are able to continue accessing the care and treatment they need and deserve.”
A significant national shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been described as “incredibly concerning” by GPs.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society said it is “worrying and frustrating,” for patients.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said it was aware of the problem and was working closely with suppliers to maintain availability to patients.
The British Menopause Society said some of the supply problems were down to manufacturing shortages, while others were related to supply issues but that they had been reassured that these shortages are only temporary.
British Menopause Society Update on HRT Supply Shortages.
In response to the recent reports of HRT shortages, the British Menopause Society has produced this update on the current availability of HRT products. This provides guidance to BMS members, clinicians and patients who may be experiencing difficulties in obtaining HRT supplies.
Follow this link to the British Menopause Society for up to date information on the current availability of HRT products https://thebms.org.uk/2019/08/british-menopause-society-update-on-hrt-supply-shortages/