Bupa begins menopause helpline for customers

Bupa has extended its women’s health support by launching a new Menopause HealthLine for health insurance customers and Bupa employees. 

It offers access to menopause-trained nurses for advice and guidance on managing symptoms.

The insurer’s research found one million women have left their jobs because of the menopause, leaving a huge gap of experience and talent in the workforce and putting an additional strain on household finances up and down the country.  

Bupa recently launched a Meno­pause Plan available through Bupa Health Clinics offering women access to primary care for symptoms through specially trained GPs. It also hosts a free-to-access Women’s Health Hub, which has advice and guidance from resident health experts on topics spanning menopause and endometriosis to periods and fertility. 

Bupa Insurance chief executive Alex Perry said: ‘We hope this will help many women continue with their careers and help our business customers retain more of their