Women face 120-mile trip to nearest menopause clinic

Prime Minister thanks Simon Jupp for raising very important campaign – but will anything happen?

Lewis Clarke www.devonlive.com

The Prime Minister has been asked to help women in East Devon facing an 120-mile round trip to get to their nearest menopause clinic.

Speaking in Parliament, on Wednesday, February 2, Simon Jupp, the Member of Parliament for East Devon, asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson: “My constituent Jinty Sheerin has launched a campaign for a dedicated menopause clinic in Devon.

“Women in East Devon currently face a 120-mile round trip to get to the nearest specialist menopause clinic. It is not good enough, is it?

“Will my right hon. Friend outline what steps the Government are taking to improve access to menopause services in Devon and the south-west?”

The Prime Minister responded: “I thank my hon. Friend for raising this very important campaign. We are committed to improving menopause care so that all women can have access to the support that they need to manage the symptoms.

“Menopause will be a priority in our women’s health strategy, and we are committed to establishing a UK-wide menopause taskforce.”