Get the facts
Okay, HRT got confusing for a bit. But as much as the newspapers like a scare story, it’s actually pretty clear now. As someone who employs or provides care for women affected by menopause, wouldn’t you like to get the facts about menopause and HRT? Here’s how:
We have been joined in this #changethechange campaign by an organisation that leads the way in providing trusted, clear, accessible health information. Cochrane UK have designated this week Menopause Week on Evidently Cochrane. A series of six guest blogs on the menopause, from women brave enough to share their experiences, is backed up with the latest evidence on treatment choices. Take a look at their preview here, and check back for more blogs being posted every day this week.
The British Menopause Society
The British Menopause Society is a registered charity and a multi-disciplinary society. The society provides education, information and guidance to healthcare professionals specialising in all aspects of post reproductive health.
The BMS Medical Advisory Council has produced an authoritative and clear position statement on HRT which is essential reading. Women’s Health Concern, the BMS’s patient arm, produces a variety of fact sheets and leaflets. For more details on the benefits of membership, and to join the society, click here
The Royal College of Nursing
The RCN has published guidance on managing the menopause for nurses, midwives and health visitors. You can see the guidance here
healthtalk.org have freshly updated information and video interviews with women talking about their personal experiences of menopause and menopause care