Woman calls 30 chemists to get hands on HRT as national shortage worsens
- A shortage of hormone replacement therapy is getting worse say campaigners
- One woman is said to have had to call 30 pharmacies in her search for HRT
- A campaign member said the issue was ‘still a huge problem’ for women
The national shortage of HRT is getting worse, campaigners warn – with one woman is said to have had to call 30 pharmacies to get some.
Katie Taylor, of The Latte Lounge support group, said: ‘There’s still no spray or gel at all –and nothing likely for months.
‘Women are having to go without, trying to borrow, cut their dose. Women are desperate.’
A shortage of hormone replacement therapy is getting worse, say campaigners
Diane Danzebrink, of Menopause Support, said private firms seemed to have access to drugs the NHS lacked, adding: ‘A lady asked a private provider for a prescription she can’t get on the NHS and she accessed it immediately.
‘It’s still a huge problem. A large percentage of women are still having significant issues getting their usual HRT.’
The Health Department said the issue was ‘at the top of the agenda’.