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Author Topic: Chief Medical Officer calls for workplaces to be more menopause friendly  (Read 2594 times)

Emma

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With reference to The Department of Health's story in the Sunday papers about the menopause (6 December 2015)

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http://www.menopausematters.co.uk/newsitem.php?recordID=165/Chief-Medical-Officer-calls-for-workplaces-to-be-more-menopause-friendly

Dr Currie's quote:
Dr Heather Currie, spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Chair of the British Menopause Society (BMS), said:

“The menopause affects all women and can have significant consequences both on impact of symptoms and later health problems. Despite this, many women are unaware of the effects and are confused about benefits and risks of treatment options.

“We also know that many women suffer from debilitating menopausal symptoms in silence. This should never be the case. Women deserve clear, evidence-based information and advice about the menopause and how best to manage symptoms.

“The recently launched NICE guideline is an important step forward in our understanding of the diagnosis and management of the menopause. Not only does the guideline provide a clear direction to improving the care and services available to women, we hope that it will also encourage them to talk openly to healthcare professionals, their employers, friends and families about the menopause.

“Up to 80% of women experience physical and/or emotional symptoms during the menopause, we therefore welcome the Chief Medical Officer's announcement to ensure that employers are able to offer support to their staff through this time.”
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