New Menopause Practice Standards

New menopause practice standards have been launched today to help guide and support health professionals delivering menopause care. The purpose of the standards is to provide evidence-based recommendations and guidance on best menopause practice in line with current national and international guidelines and recommendations. Click here to read the standards in full. The Menopause Practice [...]

2022-06-29T07:02:26+01:0029 June 2022|

DHSC announce the appointment of Professor Dame Lesley Regan as the first Women’s Health Ambassador

The British Menopause Society congratulates Professor Dame Lesley Regan on her historic appointment as the government’s first ever Women’s Health Ambassador for England. Dame Lesley has worked in women’s health for 42 years. In her new role, she will drive system-level changes to close the gender health gap and support the implementation of the upcoming [...]

2022-06-17T14:26:49+01:0017 June 2022|

BMS statement on over-the-counter menopause tests

The British Menopause Society (BMS) does not recommend over-the-counter menopause tests.  They are not a good method of detecting menopause or perimenopause. Haitham Hamoda, Chair of the BMS, said:  "These tests are limited by only measuring FSH, rather than looking at the wider clinical picture.  We would encourage women to seek support from a healthcare [...]

2022-06-10T14:16:14+01:0010 June 2022|

Optimising the menopause transition: Joint position statement by the BMS, RCOG and SfE on best practice recommendations for the care of women experiencing the menopause

Best practice recommendations for healthcare professionals providing help and support to women experiencing the menopause have been issued in a joint position statement from the British Menopause Society (BMS), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Society for Endocrinology (SfE). The statement is in response to growing concerns around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) [...]

2022-06-10T11:17:25+01:0010 June 2022|

Radio 4 Woman’s Hour: HRT shortages and testosterone for women

For a balanced and authoritative 6 minute summary of the current situation concerning HRT shortages and testosterone for women, listen to Dr Paula Briggs, Chair Elect of the British Menopause Society, talking to Emma Barnett on Radio 4 Woman's Hour on 4 May 2022. Click here to listen. (32:40 - 39:00)

2022-05-06T06:33:56+01:005 May 2022|

BMS comment on Channel 4 programme: Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause

The British Menopause Society welcomes the further high-profile discussions about menopause and the role of HRT. The menopause transition can have a significant impact on many women, with more than 75% experiencing menopausal symptoms and a quarter describing their symptoms as severe. A third experience long-term symptoms, which may last as much as seven years [...]

2022-05-03T09:26:08+01:003 May 2022|

Head of new HRT Supply Taskforce announced

The British Menopause Society very much welcomes the appointment of Madelaine McTernan CB, the Vaccine Taskforce Director General, as head of the new HRT Supply Taskforce. The HRT shortages have had a significant impact on many women and any action taken to resolve this issue would be a very positive step. The BMS looks forward [...]

2022-04-29T10:07:38+01:0029 April 2022|
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