HRT: What you should know about the benefits and risks [PDF and printed versions]
Thought for the Month: August 2015
Can an app help reduce the number of deaths from ovarian cancer?
Each year about 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK and about 4,300 lose their lives, mainly because they are diagnosed too late. Target Ovarian Cancer has developed a Symptoms Diary app that will help women who are concerned about ovarian cancer record their symptoms and talk to their GP. More details in the News. Do you think this is a good use of technology? Why are survival rates in the UK currently amongst the lowest in Europe? Do let us know your thoughts and we will publish the most interesting responses.
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Health Advisory Service
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Our team of specialist nurses and medical advisers offer personal and confidential responses to your reproductive, gynaecological or sexual health questions.
WHC dates for your diary:
Below the belt…! Open to all
17 September 2015
Join us in Norwich for a lively, interactive meeting led by health and wellbeing experts.
WHC’s Symposium on Women’s Health Health professionals only
4 November 2015
Join us for an interesting, informative and interactive day of women’s health updates from internationally-renowned experts.
Other forthcoming meetings:
2 September 2015
BMS-WHC, sponsored by Mylan, and in conjunction with the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum, are holding a series of educational meetings for health professionals, managed by Events4Healthcare. Starting this autumn they are half day sessions covering the key aspects of menopause. On line educational training is also available. This package is especially relevant for GPs and Practice nurses, as well as menopause specialists, with the publication in November of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline: Menopause: Diagnosis and management. For dates and details see the BMS website.
Note. Women with concerns about menopause issues, either personal or through awareness of problems with family or friends, should draw the attention of their GPs and Practice nurses to the Menopause Academy.
Please help our nurses to help women like you
Our specialist nurses are always on hand to offer reassurance, support and confidential, tailored advice.
Please support our nurses this Summer – so they can continue their important work
Since then several benefactors, some preferring to be anonymous, have made donations. These are enabling us to continue to enhance the website and to provide funding towards our key outreach objectives.
The trustees of the British Menopause Society and Women’s Health Concern thank you all, especially those who have supported us having suffered loss of close family.
Our charity receives no statutory funding, so we continue to depend on the generosity of all those who value our services.
WHC is a founder member of Women’s Health Alliance – working together for women.
Website last reviewed: July 2015
Women’s Health Concern is a national charity but we like to keep in close touch with communities in the Marlow area where our office is situated. Local information will periodically be published in this box.
Living and loving well beyond 40! Evening workshop for women
We had nothing but positive feedback for our latest Living and loving well beyond 40! Workshop in Marlow on 16 October 2014. The medical and nutrition experts shared their wealth of knowledge on health and wellbeing at age 40 and beyond. What a lively, entertaining and educational evening it was.