Guidance on menopause at work

Guidance to support organisations, managers and employees to improve the way menopause is addressed at work.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing Group

9 March 2020

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This guidance was produced by the NHS Staff Council's Health Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG), through partnership working between unions, management and specialist advisors.


It was developed to support NHS organisations to improve the way they address menopause and work. This is complemented by principles for line managers and staff.


The group wishes to ensure this guidance is implemented with the same partnership approach. HSWG recognises that partnership working ensures best outcomes for patients and staff in protecting their health, safety and wellbeing.


Find further HSWG resources to support you in your organisation.

The menopause at work guidance includes principles that will help:

  • organisations support the workforce
  • line managers support their staff
  • employees look after themselves.