Seven days in medicine: 12-18 October 2022

Government must tackle HRT "postcode lottery" Prescription costs for hormone replacement therapy in England should be scrapped as in the rest of the UK, and all women should be offered a health check at age 45 to help diagnose menopause at an earlier stage, said the All Party Parliamentary Group on Menopause. Action was also needed to tackle delayed diagnosis, difficulties in accessing HRT, and a lack of employer support, it advised, warning that a socioeconomic divide was emerging between
more » ... who could access the right care and those losing out in a "postcode lottery." (Full story
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