Menopause Advice-where to get help

The majority of women can be offered menopause advice and HRT from their GP and do not need to see a specialist.Have a look at the useful websites I have listed to inform yourself and help decision making before you see your GP.There are many GPs in Northern Ireland offering excellent menopause care and support.There are also dedicated women’s health GP services in each trust in Northern Ireland that your GP can refer you to.

Each trust gynaecology service accepts referrals for menopause advice and has doctors with a special interest in menopause.If you have a complicated medical history, have had ineffective symptom relief on multiple preparations or have confirmed premature menopause ask your GP to refer you to your local trust.The HRT Clinic in the Mater Hospital is mainly for Belfast Trust patients.Unfortunately there are currently long waiting times in all NHS menopause clinics and patients are prioritised by clinical need.

HRT AVAILABILITY

The good news is most combined HRT preparations including patches and tablets are available again however due to increased demand for some preparations there may be delays in obtaining supplies.

Please see latest update from the British Menopause Society on their website.

BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY  TV
Useful videos byBMS menopause specialists
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz9m2gNQgI-2QCawAzgWC7w/playlists



British Menopause Society response to Davina documentary May 2022
https://thebms.org.uk/2022/05/bms-comment-on-channel-4-programme-davina-mccall-sex-myths-and-the-menopause/

Twitter poster selfie to support the lovely ladies at #KnowYourMenopause #pausitivity- raising menopause awareness with these great posters.Download at www.pausitivity.co.uk