Menopause: diagnosis and management of menopause
In progress
Anticipated publication date
November 2015
Topic area
  • Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth
  • Public health
  • Therapeutic procedures

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 08 May 2013
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 24 May - 21 June 2013
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 01 June 2015 - 13 July 2015
Publication date: November 2015

Project Team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Sharon Summers-Ma
Communications manager: Tonya Gillis
Guidelines commissioning manager:

Katie Perryman-Ford

Guidelines coordinator: Trudie Willingham
Patient involvement lead: Alix Johnson
Implementation lead: Alexa Biesty
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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Key events during the development of the guidance

13 June 2015
Consultation on the draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being finalised in the light of comments received.
01 June 2015
The draft guideline is out for consultation with stakeholders between 1 June 2015 and 13 July 2015. We want to hear your views.
02 April 2015
The consultation dates for the Menopause guideline have changed to: 18/05/2015 – 30/06/2015.
27 November 2014
Recruitment of replacement committee member is currently taking place and will end on 10 December 2014.
11 December 2013
Tissue-selective oestrogen complexes are not licensed in the UK and have been removed from the scope.
16 October 2013
The NCCs may make a focused call for evidence on specific clinical questions or subquestions, after it has done initial searches. It will be able to make a call at any point during development of the guideline, and stakeholders will usually be given 4weeks to respond. The NCC will approach all registered stakeholders for this evidence. The NCC may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Guideline Development Group (GDG) feels it is not necessary. In addition, the NCCs will accept relevant confidential data for consideration by the GDG. The Health Economic plan, review questions and search strategies will be available on the website 5 weeks prior to consultation commencing.
12 August 2013
The scope defines what aspects of care are covered by the guideline and to whom it applies. Comments that were made by stakeholders during the consultation on the scope can be seen in the scope consultation table. The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.
24 May 2013
The draft scope is out for consultation with stakeholders. The scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. If you wish to comment, you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed, by the deadline shown.
5 October 2012
On the 7 June 2012 the Department of Health formally requested the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to prepare a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of menopause.
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