Exploring a range of potential treatments for menopause ‘helpful’, says RCGP

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, appears in today’s Guardian responding to the latest NICE evidence review for menopause treatment. Professor Hawthorne said:

“Menopause can be a very difficult time for women, and the impact on their health and wellbeing can be significant. This is something GPs take extremely seriously and will always consider a patient's individual health factors and circumstances, along with clinical guidelines, when developing a treatment plan, in conversation with them.

“It's always helpful for GPs to have access to a range of potential treatments and interventions to help women manage menopause. HRT has been shown to be safe and effective for some women, but it isn't suitable for everyone, and it's good to see NICE exploring other options, that evidence suggests may be of benefit, such as CBT. It will be essential that GPs have timely and sufficient access to any interventions that are eventually approved by NICE, so that patients can benefit from them.

“The RCGP will be considering the draft guideline and responding to NICE's consultation in due course.” 

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