The British Menopause Society (BMS), established in 1989, educates, informs and guides healthcare professionals in all aspects of post reproductive health. This is achieved through an annual programme of lectures, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and our interactive website. We offer a range of publications including our quarterly journal Post Reproductive Health and the definitive handbook Management of the Menopause.

Following the statement from the Prime Minister on 17 March 2020 and the current government recommendations, we have closed the office. This is with effect until at least 30 June. Beyond that date, we will continue to follow government advice.

It will, however, be business as usual. The best way to contact us is via email.

2020 BMS MAC Elections

Full BMS members will be emailed on Tuesday 19 May with details of the 2020 Medical Advisory Council (MAC) elections, including the required nomination form.

Completed nomination forms should be submitted via email and confirmation emails from proposers and seconders will be accepted, in place of signatures.

The nomination form is also available in the members’ area of the website.

12 hours CPD/CME points Post reproductive health for today’s clinicians Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July 2020
Royal College of Physicians, London
BMS 30th Annual Scientific Conference POSTPONED TO 2021 Save the date: Thursday 1 July to Friday 2 July 2021 Royal College of Physicians, London
3 hours CPD/CME points BMS Menopause Café Wednesday 1 July 2020, 1.00pm
Royal College of Nursing, London
Pre-conference workshop for registered healthcare professionals POSTPONED TO 2021 Save the date: Wednesday 24 March 2021 Royal College of Nursing, London
BMS launches
‘The Menopause Explained ’
Series 2
A second series of 7 short videos covering different aspects of the menopause. View videos New for 2020:
British Menopause Society further update
on HRT supply shortages
30 April 2020: The British Menopause Society has issued this further update on the current availability of HRT products to provide guidance to BMS members and clinical practitioners in response to the ongoing HRT shortages. Find out more In the news:
Click Search Contact Sixth edition, published by the BMS in 2017, incorporates the recommendations for best practice from the NICE Guideline Menopause: Diagnosis and Management Management of the Menopause BUY NOW > “A rapid update of evidence-based guidance, which should improve the care
of women in mid-life throughout the UK and beyond”
Professor Mary Ann Lumsden
On sale now... The essential handbook for healthcare professionals
working in post reproductive health
Join us... BMS Members are valued as an essential part of our society, enjoying a wide range of membership benefits whilst providing vital support for our activities. Find out more Tools for clinicians To support women’s understanding of the menopause, the BMS has launched a number of materials for both women and healthcare professionals clarifying some of the most common myths and misconceptions of menopause, summarising the guideline, and providing guidance on HRT.

Bioidentical HRT

The full BMS Consensus Statement on Bioidentical HRT is available to non-Members for a limited time only.

Latest news

BMS TV: The Menopause Explained

Our patient arm

WHC-logo-100pxWomen’s Health Concern (WHC) was founded in 1979 and became the patient arm of the BMS in 2012. It provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their gynaecological and sexual health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns.

Information for non-professionals can also be found at Menopause Matters.


The British Menopause Society is a specialist society associated with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Conference and meeting reports

The BMS 29th Annual Scientific Conference

The 29th annual scientific conference, entitled “An integrated approach to menopausal care”, was held at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth on 4 & 5 July 2019.

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