To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 29 October 2021, Official Report, column 538, what progress he has made on reducing the costs of repeatable prescriptions for HRT for women experiencing menopausal symptoms.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
12 April 2022
Subject to consultation with relevant professional bodies, we will deliver the cost reduction through a bespoke pre-payment certificate (PPC) for hormone replacement therapy. As a PPC usually applies to all medicines on National Health Service prescriptions, we are working with the NHS Business Services Authority to implement a solution as soon as possible.