Menopause Awareness - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is available on the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (

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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.

More information

The NHS People Plan 2020-21 sets out a number of health and wellbeing ambitions that aim to enable NHS organisations to create cultures of wellbeing, in which their workforce feel supported and well at work. One of the ambitions in the NHS People Plan is the NHS Menopause Programme. The Programme will lead the way for optimal menopause care and support for women and others affected by the transition. It will become the gold standard for menopause care and the go-to reference source for healthcare professionals, other organisations, and the population in England.

For technical assistance about access to this elearning you can contact elearning for healthcare support. For enquiries or feedback about the NHS Menopause Programme please contact

Meet the team

  • Ronke Akerele – SRO Menopause Programme, Director Culture Transformation NHSE
  • Suzanne Banks – Clinical Programme Lead (Menopause Programme), NHSE
  • Adebukola Ayoade – Menopause Lead, WTE Directorate, NHSE
  • Andi Blackmore – Programme Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Laura Pope – Senior Project Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Alice Denham – Lead Learning Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Karen Walker – Lead Learning Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Naomi Knight – Graphic Designer, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Nicola Kipling – Marketing and Communications Officer, Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England


Thank you to these stakeholders who have helped shape the content and design for these e-courses. They include:

  • Janice Rymer – Head of the Clinical reference group – National Menopause Programme
  • Prof Matthew Cripps – SRO Menopause Programme
  • Anne Connolly – GPSI gynae, Chair Primary Care Women’s Health Forum
  • Dr Zoe Schaedel – GP and Menopause specialist
  • Hilary Winch – Chair of NHS Health at Work Network. Head of Workplace Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Shriti Pattani – President, Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Dr Adam Turner – Improving Health and Wellbeing Lead, NHS England
  • Jenny Good – Staff Wellbeing Lead, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Jill McGee – Staff Psychological Wellbeing Advisor , Occupational Health and Wellbeing Department, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
  • Zahra Alexander – Clinical Lead – SWL APC – Occupational Health Project
  • Dr Alina Morhan – Lead Consultant Occupational Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Georgina Mackie – Occupational Health Nurse Specialist, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clare Brown – Senior Specialist Occupational Health Nurse, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Katie Michala – Senior programme officer for the health and wellbeing programme, NHS Employers. (Core session)
  • Rachel Suff – CIPD (Core session)
  • Shereen Pavaday – Senior Evidence and Policy Lead, representing EDI (Core session)
  • Jane Galloway – Flexible Working NHSE (Core session)
  • Dr Pete Smith -Self Care Forum (Core session)
  • Melanie Kershaw – Personalised Care (Core session)
  • Claire Gore – HR &OD Director NHSE (Core session)
  • Prof June Keeling – Keele University (Core session)
  • Louise Murray – NHS Employers (Core session)
  • Siobhan Woodland – Health & Wellbeing NHSE (Core session)
  • Deborah Garlick – Henpicked (Core session)
  • Sarah Case – The Thought Path (Core session)
  • Behaviour Insights Team (Core session)
  • Laura Hanton – Senior Strategic Communications, NHSE
  • Sally Scott – Communications Manager, WTE Directorate NHSE
  • Lydia Hughes – Communications co-ordinator, WTE Directorate NHSE
  • Kelly Chal – Communications Manager, WTE Directorate NHSE
  • Mike Quaile – Programme Manager (Menopause Programme), NHSE
  • Tara Iles – Clinical Nurse Fellow, NHS England

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.


To view the Menopause Awareness programme, select the View button below. If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme.


NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Menopause Awareness programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.
Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Menopause Awareness programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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