Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) update

Please see below a short update from our very own GP, Dr Wiseman, with regards to HRT. This aims to clarify to our patients the monitoring that will be required for those on the medication and direct them to useful guidance on the subject.

Following advice from the MHRA

https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt-further-information-on-the-known-increased-risk-of-breast-cancer-with-hrt-and-its-persistence-after-stopping •

which has been reported on in the national news

https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/hrt

Patients who are on HRT will require a 6 monthly review appointment to discuss future benefits and risks of HRT including suitability to continue.

This will include measurements of weight, height and blood pressure.

For more information:

https://patient.info/doctor/HRT-follow-up-assessments#nav-0

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt/