Women's Health Concern

Women’s Health Concern (WHC) provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns, to enable them to work in partnership with their own medical practitioners and health advisers. We offer unbiased information – by telephone, email, in print, online and through conferences, seminars and symposia.

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The Focus series provides an in-depth review of a women's health problem. Focus helps women to identify their signs and symptoms, reviews the types of diagnostic procedures and the treatment options available.

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PIP Health supports the BMS and WHC

Factsheets

There are now 36 topics in our list of factsheets, all of which are regularly reviewed and updated.

HRT Benefits and Risks
There continues to be widespread unease about the balance of benefits and risks for women taking HRT and those asking for a prescription. Our factsheet HRT What you should know about the benefits and risks has been revised by highly experienced medical consultants to the BMS. The new version (Edition 3, March 2013) will be helpful and instructive both to patients and to practitioners. The downloadable version will be available shortly (the leaflet is due to be published in May 2013).

Living and Loving well beyond 40!

posterOur next Living and Loving Well Beyond 40 ! workshop takes place at Haywards Heath on 1 April.
We hope you can join us for a lively interactive evening led by health and wellbeing experts.

Further details and registration >

The third in our series of evening workshops for women was very well received in Marlow on 14 March 2012. Our delegates provided welcome and complimentary feedback.

Lifestyle

Breaking Point Report coverLearn how changes in lifestyle may affect your health – and get top tips for a healthy menopause from our leading Harley Street dietician.

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Health Advisory Service

WHC is offering a ground-breaking initiative to employees of small and medium sized firms that have a majority of women on their staff.

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Confidential advice

from our team of specialist nurses and medical advisers

If you have a question on your reproductive, gynaecological or sexual health, we offer you a personal and confidential response by email. This can include advice on wellbeing and lifestyle. To help towards the cost of this specialist nurse service we ask for a minimum donation of £10.00, payable online.

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Telephone advice line >

Medical Advisory Panel >

Access NHS Healthcare Services - call 111 when it's less urgent than 999

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999

NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services.

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Reports by the RCOG and the BMS

In a major report on women's health care published on 14 July 2011, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists called for a radical re-think on how women are treated by the NHS.

'Women's healthcare must focus on preventing ill health rather than "fire-fighting" disease... every woman should have a menopause "MoT" at 50 to address problems that could worsen later.'

The BMS, our parent charity, had earlier launched its own statement Hope for Women – Essential recommendations at its annual conference on 19th May 2011. Both organisations work closely together to help improve awareness of women’s post menopausal health issues.

Download the full BMS statement > [PDF 46Kb]

The Statement was enclosed in an open letter from the chairman and chief executive of the BMS to the Secretary of State for Health.

Download the open letter > [PDF 586Kb]

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequently asked questions and relevant answers compiled by our nurse advisers and medical advisory panel

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Story to tell?

Do you have a story to tell the media about your health conditions, experiences and issues?

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Thames Valley local news and events

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.

The Health Show on MarlowFM radio (97.5FM or www.marlowfm.co.uk) every Tuesday 9.30-12. More >

Vitabiotics Supporting the merger between Women’s Health Concern and the British Menopause Society
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Summer appeal

'Please help our nurses to help women like you'

Our specialist nurses are always on hand to offer reassurance, support and confidential, tailored advice.

For any woman who has been suffering in silence; is confused by medical jargon; has a medically complex case or who just doesn't know where to turn.

Please support our nurses this summer - so they can continue their important work

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