FSRH, RCGP, RCOG, and BMS release joint framework for restoration of menopause services in response to COVID-19
Date: 12 Jun 2020
Type: FSRH Clinical Guidance and Clinical Statements
The joint document produced by the British Menopause Society (BMS), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) provides guidance to clinical practitioners on the resumption and provision of menopause services in the next phase of restoration of planned clinical services.
Women must be able to access menopause services and be provided with information and advice on their management options, including access to starting or continuing HRT. This is particularly relevant given the additional stress some women may face during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the next phase of restoration of clinical services, it is essential that the importance of menopause services is recognised to prevent a setback in this important aspect of women’s health.
The document covers guidance on the following aspects:
- Impact of menopausal symptoms on quality of life: access to information
- Menopause services and menopause consultations
- Prescribing HRT and HRT shortages
- Unscheduled bleeding on HRT: assessment and management during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Menopause training