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Mental health and menopause

By |April 6th, 2023|Health & Wellness|

A recent report in the independent by Jane Kirby has highlighted that mental health services do not appear to take full of account of the impact of the menopause on mental health. Women are frequently prescribed antidepressants when hormone replacement maybe more appropriate.

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC)

By |April 2nd, 2023|Health & Wellness|

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC) The new HRT PPC is now available to women who pay for HRT in England. This became available on the 1st April. Each prescription item normally costs £9.65 , but for a one off payment of £19.30, this will cover unlimited prescriptions for a 12 month period.

March 2023

Potential Benefit of HRT on Alzheimer’s

By |March 25th, 2023|Health & Wellness|

It seems that there is still much debate about whether HRT can be a benefit in prevention of Alzheimer's disease. A press release from Hanna Geissler The Daily Express Health Editor 3rd April is that ‘Early HRT treatment may ease the chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease’ and that women should take HRT early to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.


I am a menopause specialist nurse, advanced nurse practitioner and prescriber.

I qualified in 1989 as a Registered Nurse at Guys Hospital London.

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