Many healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care have an interest in menopause.
A menopause specialist is a healthcare professional with a special interest in menopause demonstrating expertise in managing more complex cases and receiving external referrals.
BMS Menopause Specialist definition
A BMS Menopause Specialist is defined as a healthcare professional who:
- has been awarded the BMS Advanced Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Menopause Care; or
- has been awarded the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) advanced certificate in menopause care; or
- has completed the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)/BMS advanced training skills module (ATSM) in menopause care; or
- has completed an equivalent qualification (e.g. the menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency module of the subspecialty training programme in reproductive medicine)
- is a member of the British Menopause Society;
- attends a national (BMS) or international (e.g. International Menopause Society, European Menopause and Andropause Society) menopause society scientific conference at least once every three years;
Conference component for BMS menopause specialists
The 2020 BMS scientific conference was cancelled this year because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Therefore, for one year only, attendance at the virtual WHC 30th Annual Symposium counts as the national/international conference component for those applying to become a BMS Menopause Specialist or to re-certificate.
- provides a minimum of 100 menopause related consultations per year, of which at least 50 are new; and
- is responsible for ensuring that the specialism is documented in their job plan and is discussed and recorded at their annual appraisal in the UK or Ireland.