This quality standard covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (also called menorrhagia or heavy periods). It includes assessment, diagnosis, and drug and surgical treatment options, including treatments for uterine fibroids associated with heavy menstrual bleeding. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

In March 2018, this quality standard was updated to reflect changes to the updated NICE guideline on heavy menstrual bleeding. Statement 3 was removed, statements 2 and 4 were amended, and statements 5 and 6 were updated and combined.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. It was updated to ensure alignment with the updated source guidance on heavy menstrual bleeding.

Next review: August 2018

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