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.

Latest news

Effect of HRT on sleep quality

25 November 2016
Many women experience disturbed sleep as a menopausal symptom which can have a significant effect on mood and energy levels and cause distress.

Use of Hormone Therapy in BRCA gene carriers

25 November 2016
A useful article published in “Menopause” has reviewed current information on the effect on breast cancer risk with the use of HRT after removal of ovaries for risk reducing surgery in women who carry the BRCA gene.

Age of Menopause and Cardiovascular risk

25 November 2016
A review of 32 studies has examined the association with age of menopause and risk of cardiovascular disease.

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.

Conference and meeting reports

BMS 26th Conference

The BMS 26th Annual Conference

Held on 19 & 20 May 2016 at the Royal College of Physicians, London, this year's conference was attended by over 300 delegates.

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