This is a promotional webinar funded and organised by Hologic

Expert spotlight on managing heavy menstrual bleeding in primary care

Webinar recorded on 13 August 2020

Join women’s health experts Dr Anne Connolly and Dr Paula Briggs who will explore how GPs can best help women with HMB, taking into consideration the latest expert guidance for COVID-19 and beyond.[1]

The session covers:

  • How HMB impacts women
  • How to identify HMB and make appropriate referrals through remote communication
  • NICE guidelines and patient choice
  • Review of patient case studies and discussion on how to manage women presenting different symptoms
  • Treatment options including endometrial ablation/NovaSure®
  • Resources available for women and HCP

The on-demand webinar is now available to view via the link below.

Useful resources:

  • Period diary – the Wear White Again period diary has been designed to help patients and their GP understand their periods and symptoms
  • Patient questionnaire – the Wear White Again patient questionnaire helps patients provide GPs with the information they need during their appointment
  • Royal College of Nursing Menstrual Health booklet – this publication has been developed to help nurses breakdown the stigma that can be associated with what is a completely natural process
  • NICE guidelines – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for the management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • RCGP toolkit – Endometriosis UK and The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have developed a Menstrual Wellbeing toolkit which aims to increase GP knowledge and information on how to best diagnose and treat conditions such as heavy periods

Dr Anne Connolly

GP with a special interest (GPSI) in gynaecology based in Bradford and chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum

Dr Paula Briggs

Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

NICE defines HMB as ‘excessive menstrual blood loss which interferes with a woman’s physical, social, emotional and/or material quality of life. It can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms.’[2]

HMB is an under-estimated condition causing significant impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of women. Despite affecting more than 1 in 5 women[3], nearly two thirds (62%)[4] do not realise that heavy periods are a treatable medical condition.

Interventions in primary care are critical to help improve women’s quality of life, including discussion of the different treatment options available.

One option to consider is endometrial ablation – a one-off, quick procedure with an average treatment time of 90 seconds that can be offered in an outpatient setting. Learn more about this and who the procedure is suitable for during the webinar. 

This is a promotional webinar funded and organised by Hologic

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MISC-06651-GBR-EN Rev 001

September 2020