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

28 September 2016 - 1 October 2016

5 October 2016 - 8 October 2016

6 October 2016 - 7 October 2016

17 October 2016

19 October 2016

31 October 2016 - 1 November 2016

9 November 2016

11 November 2016 - 12 November 2016

15 November 2016 - 16 November 2016

Latest news

BMS/RCOG response to Breast Cancer Now Generations Study on HRT use and breast cancer risk

23 August 2016

BMS/RCOG response to the findings that the effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies.

Breast Cancer Now study finds the effect of combined HRT on breast cancer risk is likely to have been underestimated

23 August 2016

The effect of combined HRT in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new prospective study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Estrogen may not be the answer for improving memory

16 August 2016

The role of HRT in improving cognitive abilities such as verbal memory continues to be debated, with lack of clarity around the role of menopausal estroegn lack, and hence the role of hormone replacement, along with the role of simply ageing.

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