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.

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.

New: Induced menopause in women with endometriosis, Migraine and HRT and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Menopausal Symptoms

WHC factsheets

NICE menopause guideline for women patients

The November 2015 Menopause Guideline by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been prepared for healthcare professionals but there is also a simplified version on their website for women patients: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23/informationforpublic

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.

Gender Language Policy

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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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
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