Women’s Health Concern (WHC) is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society (BMS). We provide a confidential, independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their gynaecological and sexual health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns. We offer unbiased information – by telephone, email, printed factsheets, online and through symposia, seminars, meetings and our workshop Living and loving well beyond 40…!
A key objective is for women to forge a closer relationship with their general practitioners, nurses and other health professionals.
Find out moreA new website resource for employers and employees
Menopause in the Workplace
Guidance, help & advice, videos, written resources, infographics, signpostings
‘Menopause: The Change is Here’
BMS and ITN Productions Industry News present a programme hosted by Louise Minchin showing the changing attitudes to menopause in the workplace
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The Menopause Explained
A series of short videos covering some of the key aspects of menopause care
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British Menopause Society further update on HRT supply shortages
22 November 2021: The British Menopause Society has issued this further update on the current availability of HRT products to provide guidance to BMS members and clinical practitioners on HRT product availability.
Further informationIn the news
FAQs: answers from our specialist nurses and medical advisory panel.
: sources of help offered by other health organisations.
WHC bookshelf: publications for the general public and for health professionals.
Menopause: Giving you confidence for understanding and action
We have prepared a series of factsheets on menopause and related issues, following the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) menopause guidelines from November 2015. These factsheets have been reviewed by the medical advisory council of the British Menopause Society.
Our new Endometriosis UK Harrow Support Group are holding their first meeting this Thursday at 7pm. Details about the meeting and how to sign up to the group can be found on their web page https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/support-group/52885. #endometriosis
Today at 12:30, our Clinical Advisor Sarah goes live on Facebook to answer your questions on all things osteoporosis and exercise. She'll cover recommended exercises for people with the condition and the best ways to take care of your back while you work out. See you there!
Healthcare professionals can help reduce fears of disclosure in appointments by encouraging trust and creating places of safety. Read our steps to find out about innovative ways to help women disclose: https://fal.cn/3kgAx #16DaysofActivism
Have you been on a waiting list for gynaecology at any point over the last two years? The @RCObsGyn wants to hear from women and people whose gynaecology care has been impacted by the pandemic. Please share your story: https://bit.ly/3cjoujk https://twitter.com/RCObsGyn/status/1462773123615444992
Women’s Health Concern (WHC) recognises that patients have diverse gender identities. In our publications, literature, and other printed and digital materials, WHC uses the word “woman” (and the pronouns “she” and “her”) to describe patients or individuals whose sex assigned at birth was female, whether they identify as female, male, or non-binary.
As gender language continues to evolve in the scientific and medical communities, WHC will periodically reassess this usage and will make appropriate adjustments as necessary. When describing or referencing study populations used in research, WHC will use the gender terminology reported by the study investigators.
Women’s Health Concern is greatly indebted to the late Miss Elizabeth Stalley whose bequest made possible the complete re-design and revision of this charity website in December 2007. 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. In June 2020 we received a bequest in memory of Marie Ayres-Regan. Her husband David recognised that donations to help us through the coronavirus pandemic would be greatly welcomed.
Our charity receives no statutory funding, so we continue to depend on the generosity of all those who value our services.
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“Highly recommended whether you are a gynaecologist, a GP, a nurse or a lay reader.” More details
“An easily digestible format that will inform, reassure and guide women.” More details
“A comprehensive book on PCOS, aimed at women with this condition.” More details
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.