AQW 23645/17-22

Ms Cara Hunter
Social Democratic and Labour Party
East Londonderry

Tabled Date: 04/10/2021
Answered On Date: 13/10/2021
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health whether there are further plans to create more menopause-specific treatment clinics.

My response to AQW 19204/17-22 provided the number of menopause specialists in each Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust. Women who require advice or treatment for menopausal conditions are generally managed by their GP or at general gynaecology clinics within their local Trust. Those identified as having a complex case can also be referred by their local clinician to the Regional Menopausal Clinic in Belfast.
In addition to the Regional Clinic, the Northern HSC Trust has advised that it aims to establish a menopause-specific treatment clinic in the future, subject to the completion of ongoing training of a consultant who has developed a specialist clinical interest in menopause care.