HRT Prescription Start Questionnaire

If you are interested in discussing and/or starting HRT please complete the following questionnaire to inform a discussion with one of our clinicians.

The following websites are great references for information:

HRT Prescription Start Questionnaire

HRT Prescription Start Questionnaire

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Have you noticed any bleeding between periods or after sex? *
Have you had a hysterectomy? *
Do you have a mirena coil in place? *
Please use date format: DD/MM/YYYY
Would you consider having a mirena coil as part of your HRT?

For information about the coil, please visit www.sexwise.org.uk/contraception/ius-intrauterine-system

Are you currently using contraception or do you require ongoing contraception? (Contraception is recommended for all sexually active women under the age of 55 years unless your periods have stopped for over a year off hormones) *
Smoking status: *

There are many benefits to going smoke free.

Please visit Healthy Surrey for support in taking the first steps to a smoke free you.

Do you have parents or brothers or sisters or children who have had heart disease or stroke under the age of 45? *
Do you have parents or brothers or sisters or children who have had a blood clot (sometimes called a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus)? *
Have you had a blood clot? *
Do you have any blood clotting abnormalities? *
Have you had breast cancer? *
Do you have any family history of breast cancer under the age of 50? *
Are you known to have the BRCA gene?
Do you experience migraines? *
Do you have a history of heart disease? *

HRT Information and leaflet

There is little or no increase in breast cancer risk if you take oestrogen only HRT, combined HRT can be associated with a small increased risk. Using vaginal oestrogen for vaginal symptoms is very safe.

Please read the following NHS Information: www.nhs.uk/conditions/hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt/risks/

Please read the following infographic to help compare HRT and breast cancer risks with lifestyle factors: Understanding the risks of breast cancer

Please read more information about HRT and menopause symptoms so that you can make the most of your 10 minute consultation with the GP in answering any questions you might have about your preferred type of HRT:

www.menopausedoctor.co.uk/menopause

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Are you hoping to discuss (please select all that apply):

Please note it is good practice to ensure that you are first on a good dose of oestrogen before commencing testosterone and blood tests are required before, at 3 months and every 12 months thereafter. Please read this leaflet before your consultation: Testosterone replacement in menopause - British Menopause Society

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Blood Pressure

What is your most recent blood pressure reading? (This can be checked at reception, home or work)

HRT is not always necessary, and many women find that they can reduce menopausal symptoms through regular exercise; by keeping their weight in a healthy range for their height and reducing alcohol and caffeine. Do you wish to proceed with HRT despite this? *

Risks

To safely prescribe HRT, we need to ensure that you are aware of the risks that may be present with HRT. Please indicate that you are happy to proceed with HRT despite these risks.

You understand that rarely oral oestrogen as part of HRT can cause a clot and the symptoms/signs of a blood clot are calf pain and swelling, sharp chest pains, shortness of breath and coughing up blood and will seek urgent medical attention if these symptoms occur: *
You understand that you should tell a healthcare professional that you are on HRT (if you take oral oestrogen) if you need to have an operation or have a period of prolonged immobilisation e.g. leg in plaster: *
You understand that irregular bleeding is common in the first 3 months of HRT use but if it persists / starts to occur after 3 months you will seek a medical review: *

Smear Tests

For information regarding smear tests, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening.

Please note if you find smears uncomfortable you may benefit from some additional vaginal oestrogen pessaries/cream and we would be happy to prescribe these to support you.

Was this done privately or abroad? *

Please provide us with copies of smear results if it was done abroad/privately and we don’t have them already.

Breast Screening

For information on breast screening, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-screening-mammogram.

Do you consent to being contacted by text message about your HRT and other clinical matters? *
Do you consent to being contacted by email about your HRT and other clinical matters? *
You will always receive an automatic submission confirmation email upon submitting this form.

Symptoms

Please indicate the extent to which you are bothered at the moment by any of these symptoms:

Heart beating quickly or strongly: *
Feeling tense or nervous: *
Difficulty in sleeping: *
Excitable: *
Attacks of anxiety, panic: *
Difficulty in concentrating: *
Feeling tired or lacking in energy: *
Loss of interest in most things: *
Feeling unhappy or depressed: *
Crying spells: *
Irritability: *
Feeling dizzy or faint: *
Pressure or tightness in head: *
Parts of body feeling numb: *
Headaches: *
Muscle and joint pains: *
Loss of feeling in hands or feet: *
Breathing difficulties: *
Hot flushes: *
Sweating at night: *
Loss of interest in sex: *
Have you had any incontinence? *
Have you had vaginal dryness, itching or pain during intercourse? *
Do you have any other symptoms? *

Next Steps

Following this new HRT request questionnaire our patient services team will contact you to arrange a routine appointment with a clinician (this may be a few weeks away and could be a GP / ANP or pharmacist). To help us to help you please answer the following:

Do you have a preferred clinician? *
If you could speak to someone else sooner, are you happy to be given an appointment with someone else? *
Would you like to be sent an appointment via text or prefer a call from our patient services team to arrange: *
Would you prefer face to face or telephone appointment? *
Please send us a copy of any relevant paperwork for our records.
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