Women experiencing symptoms of the menopause can now access cheaper HRT – the main treatment for menopause symptoms – helping to save hundreds of pounds in prescription charges.

The new HRT PPC, rolled out on 1 April 2023, will reduce prescription costs to just £19.30 per year and can be used against a list of eligible HRT items that includes patches, tablets, and topical preparations. Patients can use the HRT PPC as many times as they need across the year.

Making HRT more accessible by reducing the cost is one of the ways the government is making menopause support more readily available to women, alongside working with suppliers to encourage and support HRT supply to meet growing demand.

HRT PPCs only cover HRT medicines that are also licensed to treat the menopause in the UK.

If your HRT medicine is covered but you take it for reasons other than the menopause, you can still use an HRT PPC

Medicines covered by the HRT PPC (PDF)