About the NHS Menopause Programme
The NHS workforce is over 1.3 million strong and 76.5% of the workforce (over 1 million) are women. Women between the ages of 45 and 54 who are likely to be going through the menopause transition make up 1 in 5 of the entire NHS workforce, over 260,000 women. The vision of the NHS Menopause Programme is to create a supportive working environment that champions the wellbeing of women and others affected by the menopause transition, so they stay and thrive in the workplace whist going through the menopause.
About the Menopause awareness elearning session
The Menopause awareness elearning session will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. It will give learners an overview of what the menopause is, the common symptoms associated with it, and scenarios which will help our people better understand the ways in which they can help support themselves and each other.
This elearning is designed for all colleagues in the workforce. Whether you are a person transitioning through the menopause, or if you are looking for information to help you support a colleague, employee, friend or relative who is experiencing symptoms of the menopause.
About the Menopause and Occupational Health (OH) elearning session
The menopause and OH eLearning session will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. It will give learners an overview of the signs and symptoms of the menopause and looks at how people may be impacted in the workplace. The module also includes information on making reasonable adjustments and advice on providing specialist support for staff.
This eLearning is designed for our occupational health teams who are crucial to keeping people well at work, both physically and mentally. Studies show that 1 in 10 individuals leave the workplace because of their menopause symptoms. It is important that those working in occupational health have the knowledge and resources required to support staff experiencing the menopause. Occupational health staff working in the NHS have a huge role to play in supporting and keeping everyone working in the health service.