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Be Part of Research - Trial Details - Menopause GAP

Menopause GAP


Open to: Female / Male

Age: 18 Years - 80 Years

Medical Conditions

Noninflammatory disorders of female genital tract

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be prescribed for menopause symptoms, as well as to prevent other longer-term problems that increase after the menopause, such as osteoporosis (thinner bones) and heart disease.
Although such women may benefit from HRT, our previous research showed that general practitioners (GPs) in more deprived areas prescribe less HRT to women than in other areas. Previous research has also shown that Black and South Asian women are less likely to be prescribed HRT. The reasons for this, and the extent to which
this relates to women’s expectations or how menopause care is organised and delivered is unknown.
We aim to understand this problem by carrying out:
1. Interviews and focus groups to explore with women, particularly from groups that are less often prescribed HRT (such as women from deprived areas and also Black and South Asian women) their experiences of obtaining information, care and support for the menopause and of menopause care in general practice. About forty women
will be recruited to take part in the study through GPs and through leaders of community groups.
2. Focus groups with healthcare professionals in general practice to explore the challenges to providing menopause care (particularly GPs working within populations that are ethnically diverse and deprived) and how these can be overcome.
The interviews and focus groups will be recorded, transcribed, and carefully analysed to identify key insights relevant to understanding women’s experiences and ways of improving the menopause care that is available to them.
The results will be shared through local community groups, social media channels, a webinar, published in journals and presented at conferences. We will also produce some advice and information for women about the menopause and treatment options; the form that this will take will be decided with the women involved in the
project, but could be an infographic, leaflet, or online sharable video.

Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

14 Aug 2023 03 Aug 2024


Observational type: Qualitative;

You can take part if:

You may not be able to take part if:

For women Exclusion criteria: with severe mental health or learning difficulties meaning that they cannot consent to take part with life limiting illness who have had a surgical menopause menopausal symptoms for > 3 years women with premature ovarian insufficiency

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • Priory Gate Practice
    City Of Coventry Health Centre
    2 Stoney Stanton Road
    West Midlands
    CV1 4FS
  • Godiva Group Practice
    5 Clay Lane
    CV2 4LJ
  • Brownsover Medical Centre
    Bow Fell
    CV21 1JF
  • Balsall Heath Health Centre (s)
    Balsall Heath Health Centre
    43 Edward Road
    balsall Heath
    West Midlands
    B12 9LP
  • Willenhal Oak Medical Centre
    70 Remembrance Road
    West Midlands
    CV3 3DP

sarah hillman

sarah hillman

The study is sponsored by University of Warwick and funded by NIHR Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) .

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for Trial ID: CPMS 56077

Last updated 24 January 2024

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