February 1, 2021

Template letters

The Great Testosterone Postcode Lottery – Template Letter for your CCG

Menopause Support has teamed up with Dr Zoe Hodson to see if we can collectively improve access to Testosterone for women via the NHS.

The possible prescribing of Testosterone to women via the NHS is currently a complete postcode lottery. Each area of the country has a CCG prescribing formulary and if you search on the CCG formulary for your area and then search ‘testosterone’ then click on it and see who is ‘allowed’ to have their hormones replaced it will probably paint a rather dismal picture. If there is no sign of Testosterone being considered an appropriate treatment for women in your area please contact the CCG and ask why using the template below.

Once you have received a reply please message Dr Zoe Hodson @manchestermenopausehive on Instagram to let her know the result of your enquiry.

Thank you.

Download as a Word file so you can amend it with your own details before sending to your local CCG Prescribing Group.


Denied local oestrogen? A letter for your GP that could help.

As far too many women are being denied local oestrogen alongside their systemic HRT or to use in isolation. We have put a letter together that you can amend for your GP should you be refused local oestrogen.

We – Di Danzebrink Jane Lewis, and one of her private group moderators, Nadine, really hope that you will find this resource helpful, please do let us know.

Download as a Word file so you can amend it with your own details before sending to your GP.