A celebration of a life and a legacy – Linda Cardozo memorial study day
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
5d ago
Professor Linda Cardozo was a Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital.  She served on the British Menopause Society medical advisory council from 1995 until 2004 and was the first woman to hold the post of BMS Chair, 2001 – 2003.  We are pleased to share details of the Linda Cardozo [...] The post A celebration of a life and a legacy – Linda Cardozo memorial study day appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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New EHRC guidance on menopause in the workplace
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause in the workplace, setting out employers’ legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010, today.There is a need to raise awareness of menopause in the workplace and it is important to have a national platform to support both employers and employees.  The EHRC [...] The post New EHRC guidance on menopause in the workplace appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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Half a million women in England benefit from cheaper HRT
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
The DHSC has announced that, since launching the HRT prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) on 1 April last year, more than 500,000 women in England have accessed cheaper HRT, saving hundreds of pounds in prescription charges A key pillar of the first year of England’s Women’s Health Strategy, the HRT PPC has reduced prescription costs [...] The post Half a million women in England benefit from cheaper HRT appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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Health Secretary announces new women’s health priorities for 2024
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
Speaking at a Women’s Health Summit in central London to mark the second year of the Women’s Health Strategy, the Health and Social Care Secretary has named problem periods, women’s health research and support for domestic and sexual abuse victims among the government’s priorities for women’s health in 2024.  The 2024 priorities were developed [...] The post Health Secretary announces new women’s health priorities for 2024 appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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Mirena – extended licence for contraception
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
Mirena is a 52mg Levonorgestrel IUD.  Regulatory approval has been received to extend the use of this device, for contraception only, to eight years. There has been no change in the licence for treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) (5 years) or for endometrial protection (4 years). We welcome the extended licence for younger [...] The post Mirena – extended licence for contraception appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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BMS update – Fezolinetant licensed by the MHRA
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
There has been much discussion in the media about the licensing of a new treatment option for vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes and night sweats) by the MHRA earlier this month.  The BMS would like to provide some clarity with regard to this additional treatment option soon to be available to women. Fezolinetant was licensed [...] The post BMS update – Fezolinetant licensed by the MHRA appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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NEW WHC factsheet – Epilepsy, the menopause and HRT
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
We are delighted to announce the publication of a new Women’s Health Concern factsheet – Epilepsy, the menopause and HRT. This comprehensive new resource, written by Professor Anne MacGregor in collaboration with the medical advisory council of the British Menopause Society, has been reviewed by the national UK charity Epilepsy Action.  It addresses several [...] The post NEW WHC factsheet – Epilepsy, the menopause and HRT appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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New treatment for vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes and night sweats) licensed by the MHRA
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
The BMS is delighted with news that the MHRA has licensed fezolinetant for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms. Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) can have a significant impact on many women, with more than 75% experiencing VMS and a quarter describing their symptoms as severe. A third of women experience long-term symptoms, which [...] The post New treatment for vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes and night sweats) licensed by the MHRA appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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NIHR Research Article – impact of pelvic floor and bladder problems on everyday life
British Menopause Society
by Mariette-JB
1w ago
The NIHR has published a new plain English summary of an original research article showing that pelvic floor and bladder problems can make people feel embarrassed and have an impact on everyday life. The post NIHR Research Article – impact of pelvic floor and bladder problems on everyday life appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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NICE menopause guideline – draft update out for consultation
British Menopause Society
by BMS office
1w ago
We are aware of concerns being expressed about the recommendations from the updated draft NICE guidelines for menopause, issued on 17 November 2023 and currently out for consultation. While the option of CBT was a main focus of the NICE press release, the advice contained within the guidelines regarding the use of HRT is [...] The post NICE menopause guideline – draft update out for consultation appeared first on British Menopause Society ..read more
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