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Resources for healthcare professionals

The menopause is a natural stage of life which affects around half of the population. This guidance from Acas covers what employers can do to support staff who are going through or experiencing the effects of the menopause. See further resources and websites below.

Menopause and the Workplace: How to enable fulfilling working lives: government response

The Journal of Physiology, Exercise training reduces the acute physiological severity of post-menopausal hot flushes

The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, Exercise training reduces the frequency of menopausal hot flushes by improving thermoregulatory control

NICE guideline (2015), Menopause: diagnosis and management

NICE quality standard (2017), Menopause

Royal College of Nursing (RCN), The menopause and work: guidance for RCN representatives

TUC, Supporting working women through the menopause: Guidance for Union representatives

The Last Taboo - Managing the Menopause in the Workplace

The Department for Education, The effects of menopause transition on women's economic participation in the UK (Research report, July 2017)

Primary Care Women's Health Forum (PCWHF), HRT Myths Uncovered page 1 and page 2

British Menopause Society (BMS) Fact Sheet, Information for GPs and other healthcare professionals, for women and for media

Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM), Health and Work Menopause Focus infographic


The British Menopause Society

Daisy Network

Menopause Matters

Royal College of Nursing - Women's health: menopause

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists - Women's health information hub 

Women's Health Concern (WHC)