Women’s Health Alliance (WHA) is an independent association of medical societies, patient care organisations and specialist charities that aims to improve awareness and understanding of issues concerning women’s health and so facilitate a better quality of life for women everywhere.

WHA is a resource with three objectives:

  • to enable women to find information more readily about their health, wellbeing and lifestyle;
  • to support GPs and encourage inter-practice referrals so helping to ensure that every woman has access to a doctor or nurse with a particular interest in women's health;
  • to offer Government, the NHS, the media and the broader health industry informed and objective views on current issues concerning women's health.

Our members include medical societies, patient care organisations and specialist charities.

Associate supporters are drawn from throughout the health sector.

This website was launched in July 2012. It helps to communicate our objectives by signposting the work of members and providing opportunities for a sharper focus on women's health.

We are confident that Women's Health Alliance has the expertise and commitment to help you.

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Nick Panay
Joint Chair

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Dr Heather Currie
Joint Chair

Current News

The NICE Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of the Menopause was published on 12th November 2015 after two and a half years of evidence based research and consultation.

Many of the member organisations of Women’s Health Alliance have a close interest in the impact of the new Guideline, both for health professionals and for women patients. Please visit the websites of the British Menopause Society, Women’s Health Concern, Menopause Matters and The Menopause Exchange for current information and advice.

The Joint Chairs comment:
“The NICE Guideline Development Committee painstakingly analysed all the existing data as objectively as possible and produced best fit recommendations given current evidence.

WHA member organisations and NICE should continue to emphasise menopause facts consistently, accurately and transparently, thus delivering useful information to health professionals and the public as clearly as possible.”

Supporting charities

British Menopause Society
Women's Health Concern
Menopause Matters
Babyfeeding Matters
Bladder Matters
Counselling Directory
Daisy Network
Endometriosis UK
The Hysterectomy Association
Infertility Network UK
Menopause Exchange
Verity - sharing the truth about PCOS