After 40 years of independent operation, in July 2012 Women’s Health Concern formally became the patient arm of British Menopause Society (BMS).

This merger is enabling us to develop our charitable work whilst retaining our Women’s Health Concern branding and range of services for women of all ages.

BMS Statement

Modernising the NHS: observations and recommendations from the British Menopause Society

At its annual conference on 19 May 2011, the BMS issued a Statement in response to the Government’s initiative to reform the NHS. It included 18 recommendations to provide better health for older women. Download full Statement [PDF 49KB]

The Statement was enclosed in an open letter from the chairman and chief executive of the BMS to the Secretary of State for Health. Download open letter [PDF 602KB]

Breaking Point Report

Breaking Point cover

Women aged over 45 years spend more days in hospital due to osteoporosis than diabetes, heart attack or breast cancer.

Download full report from this website.