Mr Haitham Hamoda is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is the Clinical Lead for the Menopause Service at King’s College Hospital. Mr Hamoda has published widely in his specialised field and is actively involved in ongoing research projects both locally and nationally and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
He is author of the BMS consensus statement: Premature ovarian insufficiency, (Reviewed April 2021). He is co-author of the BMS & WHC’s 2020 recommendations onhormone replacement therapy in menopausal women, (Reviewed March 2021).
Mr Hamoda is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was awarded a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Aberdeen. He obtained his accreditation as a subspecialist in reproductive medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
Dr Paula Briggs MBChB, FRCGP, FFSRH, Dip Ven , DMJ (Clin), Diploma Gynaecology
Dr Paula Briggs is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health based at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Paula qualified from Glasgow University in 1987. She trained as a GP before moving to Liverpool in 1993 and worked in General Practice and Sexual Health until 2012.
She is now devoted to delivery of women’s health care, research and education. Her main interest is menopause management with a particular interest in vaginal atrophy.
She has co-edited 3 books, co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a revision guide for MFSRH and written a patient booklet on menopause.
Sara began her post-graduate business career in marketing, with positions at Surrey County Cricket Club and at Extrastaff, part of the Blue Arrow group. After 11 years she converted from the commercial to the charity world, where she has remained! A senior managerial position with the Lord’s Taverners led to her creating her own consultancy – and professional introduction to a range of healthcare charities. As the partner of a GP in SE London, she was already personally committed to the broader medical world.
After consultancy roles with Baby Lifeline, Women’s Health Concern (WHC) for whom she is a trustee, and the British Menopause Society (BMS) she was appointed Chief Executive of the BMS in 2007. In 2011 WHC became the patient arm of the BMS. To date, Sara has served seven distinguished chairmen and is an ex officio member of the Medical Advisory Council. She has transformed the Society to a business with an annual turnover of close to £1 million and 1,400 members.
Sara sits on numerous healthcare committees and works closely with NHS England, RCGP, RCOG, and FSRH. She was a lay member of the NICE Guideline for Menopause Care, 2013-2015. With the rapidly increasing national and international profile of post-reproductive health, Sara has a key role, not only with healthcare professionals in the development of responsible menopause education and management, but with politicians and throughout the media.
British Menopause Society Trustees, 2021/2022
Paula Briggs, Chair Elect
Haitham Hamoda, Chairman
Sara Moger, Chief Executive, (ex officio)
British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council, 2021/2022
Haitham Hamoda, London, Chairman
Kathy Abernethy, London
Paula Briggs, Liverpool, Chair Elect
Deborah Bruce, London
Pratima Gupta, Birmingham
Annie Hawkins, Salisbury
Tim Hillard, Poole
Olivia Hum, Sussex
Anne MacGregor, London
Nick Panay, London
Kate Panter, London
Lynne Robinson, Birmingham
Janice Rymer, London
Mike Savvas, London
Kalpana Upadhyay, Wrexham
Hugo Pedder, Bristol, statistical advisor to the BMS
Sara Moger, Chief Executive, (ex officio)
Past Chairmen of the Society
1989-91 Mr Tony Parsons 1991-93 Mr Malcolm Whitehead 1993-95 Professor John Stevenson 1995-97 Mr David Sturdee 1997-99 Professor David Purdie 1999-01 Professor David Barlow 2001-03 Professor Linda Cardozo 2003-05 Miss Joan Pitkin 2005-07 Professor John Studd 2007-09 Mr Tim Hillard 2009-11 Professor Mary Ann Lumsden 2011-13 Professor Nick Panay 2013-15 Mr Eddie Morris 2015-17 Dr Heather Currie MBE 2017-19 Kathy Abernethy
Post Reproductive Health journal
Heather Currie, Dumfries, UK
Edward Morris, Norwich, UK
Tony Mander, Manchester, UK
Paul Simpson, Norwich, UK