To mark World Menopause Day, the British Menopause Society (BMS) has launched a UK-wide register of BMS recognised menopause specialists, covering both NHS and private clinics and services.

The register can be accessed via an online search tool on the BMS website and the interactive map makes it easy to search by geographic location. It contains contact details of each of the recognised specialists across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

The register was established in response to the NICE guideline, Menopause: Diagnosis and Management, published in November 2015 which references the term ‘menopause specialist’ throughout.

The BMS medical advisory council, which includes representatives from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Nursing and the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, defined the term, setting down specific criteria and requirements. The first set of applications was received in June 2016 and to date we have 130 BMS recognised specialists on the register. All specialists on this register are members of the British Menopause Society and have met its Recognised Menopause Specialist criteria.

More details can be found in the full press release.