At the BMS annual scientific conference on 4 July 2019 our chairman, Kathy Abernethy, launched the new BMS Education Fund to mark the 30th anniversary of the Society. The principal purpose of the Fund will be to grant financial awards to our UK healthcare professionals: to further career opportunities and professional development within the [...]
There are four places available on the BMS Medical Advisory Council this year. Please consider standing – nomination papers and an outline of responsibilities will be sent out shortly. Voting will be done electronically and a link to the ballot paper will be sent out mid-June so please make sure you exercise your right to [...]
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tonye Wokoma as BMS/FSRH Menopause Guardian and Jane Davis as Deputy Menopause Guardian. Tonye is a Consultant in Community Gynaecology, Sexual and Reproductive Health at Conifer House Sexual and Reproductive Health service in Hull, where she is the clinical lead for Menopause care. Jane is a GP [...]
There's just one week to go until our annual two-day CBT training course for management of hot flushes and night sweats being held in Manchester on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 March 2019. This course provides an in-depth introduction to group cognitive behaviour therapy for menopause symptoms and will equip you with the knowledge and skills to [...]
To mark World Menopause Day last week, a new online register of BMS-recognised menopause specialists throughout the UK and Ireland was launched. Click on the links below to hear Chairman Kathy Abernethy on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour and watch Sara Moger, BMS CEO on Channel 5 News talking about it. Kathy Abernethy on Woman's Hour [...]
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.
Excellent evaluations for this first ever BMS Cognitive Behaviour Therapy course, brilliantly facilitated by Dr Melanie Smith and Dr Janet Balabanovic. The group comprised HCPs from a diverse array of disciplines and included lots of new faces, BMS members, two delegates from Denmark and one each from Australia, Greece, Malta and Romania - and founder [...]
A Medical Advisory Council meeting was held at the RCOG on Thursday 2 November – the first after announcing the results of the council elections at the AGM in July.
The NICE Guideline, Menopause: diagnosis and management, published in November 2015 makes reference to ‘specialists with expertise in menopause’ or ‘menopause specialists’ throughout the guideline. Click here to view the full definition of a menopause specialist and you should note in particular the 'grandfather clause'. This applies to those of you who fulfil the listed [...]
We are delighted to welcome a new lay member to the BMS board of trustees. She is Kate Brian and in her ‘real life’ is the RCOG Women’s Voices lead.