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"The Understanding and Empathetic Menopause Clinic"

About: Sandyford Clinic

(as the patient),

Just wanted to thank the lovely doctors (and the telephone triage nurse) at the Sandyford for making a bad time a whole lot better. Having struggled to get help from my GP with horrendous hot flushes which were stopping me sleeping I self-referred to the Sandyford. My GP was very reluctant to prescribe HRT despite me being very low risk, offering instead a variety of other medications that I was reluctant to take. The docs at the Sandyford could not have been more understanding and gave me a full explanation of everything including the risks and benefits of HRT and got me started on it. Life has totally transformed and I can sleep again! I have just been discharged from their service but as someone who works as a consultant in another branch of healthcare I just wanted to say thank you for being understanding, empathetic and telling me about your own experiences which helped a lot. We hear a lot about puberty but nobody tells you about the menopause, we probably need to talk about it more. Well done to the Sandyford for providing this great service.  


Response from Nicole McInally, Patient Experience and Public Involvement Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Dear Sleepless55

Thank you for taking the time to post on Care Opinion.

I am delighted to read that the lovely doctors and the triage nurse made a bad time a whole lot better.

I will share your post with the staff at Sandyford and I am sure they will be pleased to read your post.

Best wishes


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