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.
Dr Heather Currie MB BS, FRCOG, DRCOG, MRCGP
Associate Specialist Gynaecologist at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Scotland, specialising in Menopause, Pre Menstrual syndrome and Sub-fertility. Co- Editor of Post Reproductive Health, the Journal of the British Menopause Society (BMS), Honorary Secretary of the BMS, Member of Medical Advisory Council of BMS, Member of Scottish National Infertility Group, Former 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, the new www.bladdermatters.co.uk and publishes the quarterly Menopause Matters magazine. Author of the award winning book, Menopause, answers at your fingertips and of many original papers and review articles in scientific journals.
Heather has been an active member of the BMS for many years and was first elected to council in 2004. She is co-editor of Post Reproductive Health, the journal of the BMS, a member of the Women’s Health Concern medical advisory panel and is integrally involved with the BMS website.
Edward Morris BSc MBBS MD FRCOG
Following a 5 year research fellowship at Guys Hospital in London, Eddie has had an interest in the management of the menopause for a total of 15 years. He has been working in gynaecology for 22 years, 11 of which have been at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he looks after women with a wide range of problems, but has a particular interest in pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, the menopause, uro-gynaecology and leads the laparoscopic (keyhole) gynaecological surgery and endometriosis services.
Eddie also leads the teaching of medical students from the University of East Anglia and is a researcher in the menopause as director of the Menopause Research Unit. He is co-editor of "Post Reproductive Health" the Journal of the BMS. Eddie is also a member of the medical advisory committee of the BMS and medical advisor to the charity Women’s Health Concern.
Nationally he works for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology as the elected representative for the East of England on the Council of the RCOG.
Eddie said "I started research and clinical practice into menopause and have been an active member of the BMS since 1995 so was honoured to be offered and accept the post as their Chair at the annual meeting of the BMS last week".
Post Reproductive Health
British Menopause Society Trustees
British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council
The British Menopause Society
The BMS is a Registered Charity