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Women’s Health Concern (WHC) is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society (BMS). We provide an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their 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: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Menopausal Symptoms

WHC factsheets

‘Focus on’ series

The ‘Focus on’ series provides an in-depth review of a women’s health problem. Focus helps women to identify their signs and symptoms, reviews the types of diagnostic procedures and the treatment options available.

Latest: Exercise and Happiness

Thought for the Month

In praise of Nurses

Melanie Reid, writing in The Times, says “It’s a very hard job, modern nursing. What was always essentially a menial, messy, life-saving responsibility is now also a minefield of procedure, accountability and scarce resources. The soft skills of nursing – the ability to smile, introduce yourself, show compassion and communicate – are being crushed.”

Nurses, particularly those specialising in menopause, are crucial to the services offered by WHC and the BMS. Please support them by donating to our Four Seasons Appeal and by telling us your stories of the unsung and heroic work undertaken by nurses.

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Confidential advice by telephone or email

Our specialist nurses offer a personal and confidential response to your reproductive, gynaecological or sexual health questions.

Forthcoming meetings

BMS 27th Annual Conference: Menopause care – past, present and future

Health professionals only
6-7 July 2017, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Details on BMS website

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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

Health Advisory Service

WHC is offering a ground-breaking initiative to employees of small and medium-sized firms that have a majority of women on their staff.

Women’s Health Concern is greatly indebted to the late Miss Elizabeth Stalley whose generous 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.

Our charity receives no statutory funding, so we continue to depend on the generosity of all those who value our services.

Spring appeal

We believe passionately in women having access to accurate medical information. Everything we do is in support of your GPs, practice and specialist nurses and hospital consultants.

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

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Website last reviewed: 26 January 2017

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 www.marlowfm.co.uk)
every Tuesday 9.30-12.More