To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England has taken to improve care for women with heavy menstrual bleeding since the publication of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists National Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Audit in July 2014; and will he make a statement.
Data on the number of women affected by heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) in England is not held centrally.
HMB can have a major impact on a woman’s quality of life. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidelines on HMB in March 2018, which aim to improve the care surrounding HMB. The full guidance can be found at the following link:
The NICE guidelines emphasise the advances in treatments for HMB and the choices available for patients. NHS Choices also has a self-assessment website which directs people to primary care if they have HMB, which can be found at the following link: