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Hertfordshire Police Federation


Stigma around the menopause still exists and a majority of police officers and staff struggle at work when enduring the symptoms, a first of a kind survey revealed.

The Police Federation of England and Wales’ (PFEW) Menopause Survey, carried out nationwide in 2018 to help improve working conditions for Federation members, soon caught the attention of UNISON, the Police Superintendents’ Association, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), and the College of Policing which all promoted it to their members.

The Everyone Pause survey findings give an insight into just how much the condition affects the working lives of police officers and staff.

The Federation worked with key policing stakeholders to create national guidance on the menopause, which was published in September 2019. The guidance aims to help support and advise individuals, line managers, senior leaders and occupational health advisers.

The Hertfordshire menopause survey results.