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NICE publish menopause guideline

12 November, 2015

NICE publish menopause guideline

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Clinical guidelines covering the diagnosis and management of menopause have been published by NICE. 

The guideline Menopause: diagnosis and management aims to improve the consistency of support and information provided to women in menopause, including in women who have premature ovarian insufficiency.

The RCOG said it was a ‘milestone for both healthcare professionals and women’.

RCOG president Dr David Richmond said that, for some, menopausal symptoms were extremely debilitating and dramatically impact upon their quality of life.

‘Compiled by the leading experts in the field and a comprehensive review of all of the existing evidence, we hope that this guideline will not only support healthcare professionals but also provide women with the necessary information to empower them to make informed decisions about their choice of treatment,’ he said. 

Dr Heather Currie, chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS) said: ‘Our hope is that the guideline will play an important role in raising awareness of all menopausal symptoms, will encourage women to consider lifestyle changes to improve later health, and will clarify uncertainty around both prescribed and non-prescribed treatment options.’

A new website developed by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and supported by the BMS, provides tailored, unbiased and accurate menopausal advice for women, provided by experts. 

Find more information here

 

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