To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment her Department has made of the impact on women of postponing the introduction of a single annual prepayment certificate of £18.70 for HRT prescriptions until April 2023.
17 May 2022
No specific assessment has been made. The introduction of the hormone replacement therapy prescription prepayment certificate requires significant technical changes to existing systems and processes. We are working with the NHS Business Services Authority to implement the certificate as soon as possible.