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.
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.
Royal College of Physicians, London
Royal College of Nursing, London
The full BMS Consensus Statement on Bioidentical HRT is available to non-Members for a limited time only.
Education programme overview
15 June 2020 - 16 June 2020
9 September 2020
17 September 2020
1 October 2020 - 2 October 2020
7 October 2020
12 October 2020
15 October 2020
28 October 2020 - 29 October 2020
12 November 2020 - 13 November 2020
13 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
17 November 2020 - 19 November 2020
19 November 2020 - 21 November 2020
19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
- How to manage HRT provision without face to face consultations during COVID-19 healthcare restrictions
- 20 May 2020
- The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum has produced this guide for primary care practitioners in order to provide support for HRT provision during this time.
- British Menopause Society further update on HRT supply shortages (30 April 2020)
- 4 May 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.
- BMS comment on the RCOG/BSGE/BSGC guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding
- 31 March 2020
- BMS statement on the RCOG/BSGE/BGCS document on the management of irregular menstrual bleeding/postmenopausal bleeding.
- HRT prescribing alert during Covid 19
- 26 March 2020
- A joint statement from the BMS, RCOG, RCGP and FSRH.
- Extended use of contraceptive implant and Mirena IUS
- 23 March 2020
- FSRH has advised that the use of the Mirena IUS can be extended up to 6 years for contraception.
BMS TV: The Menopause Explained
Our patient arm
Women’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.
Conference and meeting reports
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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