The NICE Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of the Menopause on the diagnosis and management of the menopause was published on 12th November 2015 and will play an important role in raising awareness of all menopausal symptoms and in encouraging women to consider lifestyle changes to improve later health.
The Guideline should also clarify uncertainty – both for women and for healthcare professionals – around both prescribed and non-prescribed treatment options.
“We welcome the publication of this long awaited NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause. The menopause affects all women and can have significant consequences both on impact of symptoms and later health problems. Despite this, many women are unaware of the effects and are confused about benefits and risks of treatment options.
“Our hope is that the guideline will play an important role in raising awareness of all menopausal symptoms, will encourage women to consider lifestyle changes to improve later health, and will clarify uncertainty around both prescribed and non-prescribed treatment options. Ultimately, we want both women and healthcare professionals to be empowered to make informed choices about menopause management and for much needed further research to ensue.”
Dr Heather Currie, Chair of the British Menopause Society
- Menopause Quality Standard (QS143, published Feb 2017) available at nice.org.uk/guidance/qs143
- Download the NICE Guideline press release (published Nov 2015)
- Download the joint RCOG and BMS response to the Guideline (published Nov 2015)
- NICE guideline Menopause: diagnosis and management (NG23, published Nov 2015) available at
- The Information for Patients version (published Nov 2015) is available at nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23/informationforpublic
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