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.

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Please help our nurses to help women like you with health, wellbeing and lifestyle guidance

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.

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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.

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