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 has 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 gave an insight into just how much the condition affects the working lives of police officers and staff.
The Federation is working with key policing stakeholders to create national guidance on the menopause, which is expected to be published soon.
PFEW Menopause Survey - April 2019
The Nottinghamshire Police Federation Menopause Survey - April 2019
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