Under the headline ‘Catastrophic’ ongoing shortages of HRT and contraceptives are unacceptable and continue to harm women, say professional bodies” the Daily Mail has warned Health Secretary Matt Hancock thousands of women are being harmed by shortages.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the British Menopause Society and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare urged the Government to launch a working group to investigate into the crisis.
In a letter expressing frustration at the ‘lack of transparency’ over the reasons for the shortages, they said it is still unclear why they ‘seem to be unique to the UK’.
Diane Danzebrink, founder of the Menopause Support campaign, said: ‘The women of this country have been let down and neglected by the Government. It is a national disgrace.
‘The shortages have had a catastrophic impact and caused huge anxiety.
‘There has been a complete lack of information from the Department of Health.
‘Women have been left to fend for themselves.’
Conservative MP Caroline Noakes said: ‘It seems incomprehensible that this has been allowed to drag on for so long, and the DHSC should be using every effort to get it sorted.
‘I have met constituents who have obtained the patches they need in Spain whilst on holiday and they are understandably furious that they cannot get them here.’
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