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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Camberwell and Peckham

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 24225, tabled on 3 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that women in Camberwell and Peckham constituency have adequate access to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT); and if he make an assessment of the adequacy of the medicine supply chain in relation to HRT.

Answered on

9 March 2020

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

The National Health Service receives 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 Camberwell and Peckham. 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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