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HONcode status The health Website
The British Menopause Society
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:The British Menopause Society
Web address:http://www.thebms.org.uk/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct243253
Date of initial review: 17 Jul 2007
Validity of certificate21 Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council
  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:


FORUM MODERATORS
The forum is normally unmoderated.
Administrators include Dr.Heather Currie, MB BS, FRCOG, MRCGP, MFFP. Other Administrators are non-medical professionals.

(20 Dec 2010) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
It is dedicated to advancing education in all matters relating to the menopause.


  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The members' area aims to provide easily accessible information relevant to everyday clinical practice. We recommend clicking the 'mailing list' link in the members' area, to be kept informed by email of any important news/research - hear about it before your patients!

Access to online Menopause International, recent scientific papers, management flow charts, care pathways and a forum where you can ask and discuss clinical problems are all available via the members' area.
(07 Sep 2011) - Link

Audience:
The British Menopause Society is a registered charity aimed at the medical profession and is open to healthcare professionals specialising in the menopause, including consultants, trainee gynaecologists, GP's and nursing professionals.
  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:
The BMS is a registered charity and scientific society which is directed at the medical profession with membership open to healthcare professionals and others specialising in post reproductive health. It is dedicated to advancing education in all matters relating to the menopause.
URL: http://www.thebms.org.uk/

The members' area is now available to paid-up members of the Society.
(07 Sep 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The medical advice provided is as accurate and comprehensive as possible but is only general advice and should not be used as a substitute for advice received on consulting a Health Professional.

  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy
  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

- Posts on the forum are only visible to registered members.
- Members are able to modify or erase their posts.
(07 Sep 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
References

  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

Members are kindly requested to give references (eg links) to any health/medical information they provide, when it is not personal experience. Personal experience is anything the person has undergone himself/herself.
(07 Sep 2011) - Link

Last updated: 31 August 2011
  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

on April 29, 2010, 07:55:34 AM
(20 Dec 2010) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:

Information posted by members must be true and correct to their knowledge.
(20 Dec 2010) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Email provided.
Contact us
  (07 Sep 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
FINANCE
The British Menopause Society is a registered charity and medical society. We receive no government funding. All our operating costs are generated by membership subscriptions, educational meeting delegate fees and corporate sponsorship both from the pharmaceutical industry and the wider business community.
  (21 Sep 2011) - Link

For the collaborative platform:

The BMS contributers and forum moderators are not employed by any of the sponsors and there is no conflict of interest.

(20 Dec 2010) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This principle is not applicable for this site 

For the collaborative platform:


ADVERTISING
There is no advertising on The BMS website or forum.
(20 Dec 2010) - Link

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