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 August 2023.

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.

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
on MarlowFM radio

(97.5FM or
every Tuesday 9.30-12.More

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.

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