About the BMS
History of BMS
The British Menopause Society (BMS) is a registered charity and multi-disciplinary society directed at the medical profession. It was founded in 1989 to advance education in menopausal healthcare.
Our mission is to
The challenge of post reproductive health management is increasing. As most British women can expect more than thirty years of post reproductive life, the consequences for immediate and long-term healthcare are significant. We are committed to increasing awareness of these healthcare issues and promoting optimal clinical management of the menopause and beyond.
Our Medical Advisory Council comprises the leading international experts in post reproductive health management, who are instrumental in instigating scientific research and creating consensus statements and guidelines for health professionals.
Although primarily a professional organisation, the BMS website includes information aimed at the general public, including a number of factsheets on various aspects of the menopause.
Nick Panay BSc MBBS MRCOG MFFP
Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London. Also Honorary Senior lecturer, Imperial College, London.
Nick Panay is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special Interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause and Menstrual Disorders.
As Director of the West London Menopause and PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, he heads a busy clinical and research team which publishes widely, presents at scientific meetings and trains health professionals at all levels. Much of his team’s research has focussed on improving the understanding and management of premature menopause, PMS, new HRT preparations and complimentary therapies.
He is currently Editor in Chief of Climacteric (the Journal of the International Menopause Society) and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare.
He has particular interest in minimal access surgery, both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic. He heads the operative outpatient hysteroscopic centre at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital which facilitates the one stop investigation and treatment of women with bleeding disorders.
Nick is a council member of The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, Vice President of The Royal Society of Medicine, Chairman of The National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome, and Patron of Daisy Network.
He campaigns actively for women's health issues both nationally and internationally.
Dr Heather Currie MB BS, FRCOG, MRCGP, MFFP
Associate Specialist gynaecologist and obstetrician at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where she specialises in Menopause, Pre Menstrual syndrome and Sub-fertility. She is a member of the British Menopause Society council, Co- Editor of Menopause International, the Journal of the British Menopause Society, Scottish Clinical Director for the National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome, on the editorial Board for MIMS Women’s Health, National Lead for SAS doctors in O & G and Managing Director of Menopause Matters Ltd which runs the award winning website www.menopausematters.co.uk and publishes the quarterly Menopause Matters magazine. She is the author of the award winning book, Menopause, answers at your fingertips.
Edward Morris is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Following a 5 year research fellowship at Guys Hospital he has had an interest in the management of the menopause for 15 years.
He has been an active member of the BMS since 1995 research, has a holistic style of patient management and delivers education locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Co-Editor: Mr Tony Mander
British Menopause Society Trustees
British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council
The British Menopause Society
The BMS is a Registered Charity