The British Menopause Society (BMS) provides education, information and guidance to healthcare professionals specialising 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.

BMS Menopause Specialists

Apply online for certification as a BMS recognised Menopause Specialist. More details

NICE Menopause clinical guideline is here…

The NICE Guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause will play an important role in raising awareness of all menopausal symptoms and in encouraging women to consider lifestyle changes to improve later health.

The Guideline should also clarify uncertainty – both for women and for healthcare professionals – around both prescribed and non-prescribed treatment options.

Forthcoming meetings

31 October 2016 - 1 November 2016

9 November 2016

11 November 2016 - 12 November 2016

15 November 2016 - 16 November 2016

22 November 2016 - 24 November 2016

8 December 2016

20 January 2017

30 January 2017 - 31 January 2017

20 March 2017 - 22 March 2017

Latest news

Menopause – hot flushes

20 October 2016

Scientists have discovered 14 gene variants linked to hot flushes, giving hope that it will lead to treatments other than hormone replacement therapy.

Tuesday 18th October is World Menopause Day

17 October 2016

World Menopause Day is a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause. This year's focus in on reducing cardiac risk and preventing heart disease.

Testosterone on NHS 'could help boost women's libido'

8 October 2016

Women suffering from a loss of sexual desire should be offered testosterone on the NHS, a doctor has suggested.

More news

Conference and meeting reports

BMS conference 2015

The BMS 25th Annual Conference

Held on 25 and Friday 26 June 2015, the conference "had an exceptionally high standard of presentations and the atmosphere amongst the delegates and faculty was of great friendliness and collegiate spirit".

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 health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns.

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


The British Menopause Society is a specialist society affiliated to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Working together we have developed theoretical and practical training modules aimed at those healthcare professionals who regularly work in the field of women’s health.

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Website last reviewed: May 2016