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The woman responsible for securing Covid vaccines for the UK has been put in charge of solving the HRT crisis.
Madelaine McTernan has been named the new HRT czar and will lead efforts to tackle the drug’s shortage.
She helped lead the Vaccine Task Force and is credited with playing a crucial role in Britain’s successful Covid jab, working to secure vaccine supplies.
She will now dedicate her hand to helping thousands of menopausal women across the country who have been struggling to get hormone replacement therapy, primarily due to problems with supplies of a popular estrogen gel.
Some have resorted to meeting in car parks to exchange drugs, or trying to get them from pharmacies abroad.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said
Other members of the Vaccine Task Force have also been redeployed to deal with the hormone replacement therapy crisis as the government steps up efforts to ensure women can obtain the medication.
Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said: “I understand how much women rely on HRT, so we will leave no stone unturned to help ensure women can get the HRT they need.”
“Madelaine McTernan will use her excellent skills and experience to build on the success of the Vaccine Task Force to bolster the supply of vital medicines to women across the country.”
The demand for HRT has increased dramatically, with a 38 percent increase in the number of items prescribed in the last seven years.
The HRT task force will be responsible for working with suppliers to find out what can be done to reduce shortages in the short and long term.
Ms McTernan, a Cambridge law graduate who went on to work in investment banking, will remain CEO of the Vaccine Task Force, but will focus primarily on HRT supply for the foreseeable future.
“We will apply key learnings from the successful way the Vaccine Task Force has procured life-saving vaccines during the pandemic to help ensure women have reliable and ongoing access to these critical medicines,” she said.
Madelaine McTernan Quick and Facts
- Madelaine McTernan is appointed the new HRT tsar to try to relieve shortages
- She helped lead the Vaccine Taskforce as crucial part in the Covid jab success
- Miss McTernan will try to help thousands of menopausal women in the country