Mr Haitham Hamoda MD MRCOG

Chairman

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 on hormone 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

Chair Elect

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 Moger

Chief Executive

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

Kathy Abernethy
Paula Briggs, Chair Elect
Gill Cheesbrough
Heather Currie
Haitham Hamoda, Chairman
Eddie Morris
Patrick Shervington
John Stevenson

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

Editors:

Heather Currie, Dumfries, UK
Edward Morris, Norwich, UK

Associate Editor:

Tony Mander, Manchester, UK
Paul Simpson, Norwich, UK

News editor:

Simon Brown, Harrogate, UK