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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on menopause

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on menopause

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Time to Complete

1 hour


March 24, 2016


March 12, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Louise Newson describes how to implement the first NICE guidance on menopause in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, what to do differently in your practice, how to manage women’s symptoms during menopause, areas of uncertainty relating to prescribing HRT, some new and upcoming treatments for menopause, and the use of HRT in cases of multimorbidity.

Guidance: NICE guidance NG23. Menopause: diagnosis and management. November 2015.

This module has been updated to include information on new research relating to HRT and breast cancer risk [August 2016].

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the November 2015 NICE guidance on menopause
  • Know what to do differently in practice in the light of the NICE guidance
  • Be aware of how to diagnose and treat a woman during perimenopause and menopause
  • Be aware of areas of uncertainty and controversy, such as the risk of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer with the use of HRT
  • Know how to manage menopause in women with diabetes, thyroid disease or liver disease, as well as in those taking warfarin, NOACs or enzyme inducers
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Louise Newson
    West Midlands


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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