For patients

Women’s Health Concern (WHC), established in 1972 and the patient arm of the BMS since 2012. WHC provides a confidential, independent service to advise, inform and reassure women about their gynaecological, sexual and post reproductive health.

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Menopause: Giving you confidence for understanding and action

A series of factsheets on menopause and related issues, following the recommendations of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline Menopause: Diagnosis and Management (NG23).

The factsheets are evidence-based and are regularly reviewed and updated by the British Menopause Society medical advisory council, providing a trusted source of information for women and their partners.

WHC factsheets

“Music heals when doctors take to stage!”

A fundraiser for the BMS

‘Rooh: the soul of music’ was a highly successful concert to support the BMS-WHC develop lasting links with mid-life ethnic women.

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NICE menopause guideline – patient information

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline Menopause: Diagnosis and Management (NG23) was published for healthcare professionals in November 2015.

Patient information is available on the NICE website, explaining the advice for women that is set out in the NICE Guideline.

An updated Guideline is being developed and it is expected to be published in February 2024.

Confidential advice by telephone or email


Please note that only the Women’s Health Concern email advisory service is operating at the moment.

The telephone advisory service is currently suspended. The nurses who help us to provide the service have been called upon to support their colleagues as part of the NHS response to COVID-19.

We will regularly monitor and assess the situation and the full advisory service will be reinstated as soon as possible.