GPs face challenges as HRT pre-payment certificates launched

21st April 2023 by NASGP

GPs face challenges as HRT pre-payment certificates launched

GPs may struggle to support patients on HRT after the Government launched pre-payment certificates without the prescription processes to support it, Pulse reports.

The HRT pre-payment certificate was launched on 1 April to support women on HRT and reduce prescription costs to £19.30 a year.

But because of IT problems, HRT to be covered by the certificate cannot be issued on the same prescription as other drugs because it cannot be processed as both ‘exempt’ and ‘paid’.

GPs are now required to write an FP10 for each HRT item to be covered by the certificate, Pulse reports.

One of NASGP’s most popular lunchtime clinical webinars covered HRT as part of Dr Tina Peers’s talk on management of the menopause.

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