We can issue private prescriptions for HRT, vaginal oestrogen, contraception and other related medication. We can also provide advice on HRT prices and current availability. The price of a private prescription is included in the first consultation. An alternative option is to see if your GP is happy to issue an NHS prescription.
Yes, we are able to prescribe testosterone. Private blood tests are often needed to monitor the use of this.
We do not prescribe bioidentical HRT as this is a term used for HRT that is not licensed or regulated. The oestrogen and progesterone we will prescribe are usually freely available on the NHS and are recommended by NICE and the British Menopause Society.
Usually, insurance providers do not cover the costs of menopause care or treatment. However, there are exceptions to this and so it is worth checking with your insurance company as some may cover a private GP appointment.
Online and face to face appointments are both available.
We can see you for a review appointment at 3 months, following your initial consultation, in order for repeat prescriptions to be set up. Please note, repeat prescriptions are subject to a £30 administration fee.
We fit the mirena coil in clinic.
All personal and medical information is encrypted and stored remotely in the cloud by a specialised patient management system (HeyDoc).
It’s very difficult to provide a full assessment and treatment plan with a patient in the time available in an NHS appointment.
Dr Sam has specialist training in addition to her GP qualifications to provide an in-depth knowledge of the pros and cons of HRT. She is confident in prescribing this and recommending alternatives to help your quality of life.
A detailed letter will be sent to you via secure email after your appointment detailing the consultation and agreed plan for treatment and this can be shared with your GP.
The clinic will send a pre-consultation questionnaire to you before your appointment and if you have a summary of your medical record or recent blood pressure, height, weight and blood tests, this would be useful to share.
Hormone levels can vary enormously during the menopause and are an unreliable way of diagnosing. NICE guidance is clear that women over the age of 45 do not need hormone blood tests if they have symptoms so these will rarely be suggested. If blood tests are needed, we can ask that these are done through your GP or arrange for these to be done privately.
She is a member of The British Menopause Society (BMS), The International Menopause Society, The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum, a Diplomate of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) and The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (DFSRH).
She has the Advanced Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Menopause Care and is also a trainer for The British Menopause Society.
She passed the Royal College of General Practice exams with distinction in 2004.
The clinic has step access so is difficult to access in a wheelchair but please email us and we hope we can help you with an online appointment.