From 1 April 2023, women in England will be able to access cheaper hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help with menopause symptoms.

  • New HRT prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) will help around 400,000 women save hundreds of pounds annually, with costs reduced to less than £20 a year
  • The certificate is available to get online or in some pharmacies, and can be used as many times as needed throughout the year

Women experiencing symptoms of the menopause can now access cheaper HRT - the main treatment for menopause symptoms - helping to save hundreds of pounds in prescription charges.

The new HRT PPC rolled out on 1st April 2023 will reduce prescription costs to just £19.30 per year and can be used against a list of eligible HRT items that includes patches, tablets and topical preparations. Patients can use the HRT PPC as many times as they need across the year.

Making HRT more accessible by reducing the cost is one of the ways the government is making menopause support more readily available to women, alongside working with suppliers to encourage and support HRT supply to meet growing demand.

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