Who we are
The British Menopause Society (BMS) is the specialist authority for menopause and post-menopausal health.
Established in 1989, it educates, informs and guides healthcare professionals, both in primary and secondary care, in all aspects of post reproductive health.
This is achieved through a programme of lectures, meetings, exhibitions and our annual scientific conference, the largest menopause conference in Europe
Our interactive website contains a wealth of information, including factsheets; toolkits; BMS TV – videos covering everything from HRT, Bioidentical Hormones and Practical Prescribing to Osteoporosis and Heart Health; and our very useful Find a specialist register, a list of BMS-recognised menopause specialists, both within the NHS and private health.
We offer a range of publications including our quarterly journal Post Reproductive Health and the definitive handbook Management of the Menopause (Sixth edition) The next edition will be published after the NICE Guideline on Menopause Care, Nov 2015, is updated
Our Medical Advisory Council comprises leading national and international specialists in post-reproductive health management, who are instrumental in instigating scientific research and creating evidence-based consensus statements, guidelines and toolkits for health professionals.
Membership of the BMS provides a wide range of benefits to healthcare professionals, whilst providing vital support for our activities. The BMS has developed practical Menopause and post-reproductive health training to equip clinicians to respond to the needs of their patients. We have a range of training options within our ‘Principles and Practice of Menopause Care’ (PPMC) education programme, to fit most requirements, with some courses leading to a recognised qualification, for those wishing to run a menopause service.
Women's Health Concern (WHC), the patient arm of the BMS since 2012, provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns.
WHC offers unbiased information – by telephone, email, printed fact sheets, online and through symposia, seminars, meetings and workshops, including Living and loving well beyond 40...!
For patients, we also recommend the handbook, ‘Menopause - The One Stop Guide’ by Kathy Abernethy, past-Chairman of BMS. This is the best practical guide to understanding and dealing with menopause.
Our mission is:
- To increase awareness of post reproductive healthcare issues
- To promote optimal management through our educational programme, publications and information dissemination
Chairman: Haitham Hamoda
Chief Executive: Sara Moger
Tel: +44 1628 890199
BMS website: www.thebms.org.uk
WHC website: www.womens-health-concern.org
Address: Spracklen House, Dukes Place, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2QH