Frequently asked questions
Where do I go for my appointment?
All of out appointments are via secure video link on Zoom, from the comfort of your own home or work. You will need to download Zoom prior to your first appointment.
Will I need blood tests?
Not everyone needs blood tests, however for some women blood tests are needed to confirm a diagnosis or rule out other conditions. If you have had a blood test in the last year, having the results to hand may save time and avoid delays to treatment. We can organise blood tests from your home, a nearby pharmacy, or give you a template for your GP to organise.
What are the benefits of seeing a doctor in Liberty Menopause Clinic, over my own GP?
Menopause care is not yet mandatory training for GPs and some GPs will not be confident in prescribing HRT, especially in women who have other medical issues. Our doctors all have a special interest in menopause care, and have undergone further training to be able to assess risks and prescribe appropriately even in women with a complicated medical or family history. You may feel rushed in a 10- 15 minute appointment with your GP, but will be able to talk at length in a 45 or 30 minute appointment (initial and follow up respectively) in Liberty Menopause. The care provided between Liberty Menopause, Liberty Nutrition, and Liberty Mind will give you more options, as well as being truly holistic.
Does Liberty Health offer complimentary therapies for menopause?
We understand that some complimentary therapies can be helpful for troublesome symptoms. When appropriate, we refer you to our trusted partners, who specialise in acupuncture and herbs, and prescribe safely using certified products only.
What regulations do Liberty Health Clinics have to follow to ensure safety, protection and effectiveness?
We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Information Commissioners office (ICO), and the General Medical Council (GMC).
Why do I need to provide a drivers licence or passport on registration?
We take safety of our clients seriously, and follow guidelines set by the CQC. To protect you from having your name used fraudulently, we require photographic identification from all our clients. We also ask for your consent to share information with your GP so all prescribing of medications is done safely.