Police Federation

Menopause Survey 2023






This survey is the second of its kind and is part of ongoing work to understand experiences and the awareness about menopause amongst police officers and police staff. The first survey was conducted in 2018.

The present survey is a joint project being conducted by researchers at the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), and on behalf of PFEW, Unison, the Police Superintendents' Association, the National Police Chiefs' Council, the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.

The findings from the Menopause Survey 2023 will provide us with crucial evidence to understand and support police officers, staff, managers and chief officers.

The survey does not seek to make any medical evaluations.

When will the survey go live?
The survey went live on 18 October 2023 and the link will remain live and accessible until midnight of 28 November 2023.

Who can participate and how?
The survey is open to anyone who is either going through or has gone through the menopause, anyone with management or supervisory responsibility within the police service or anyone who has personal experiences of supporting someone going through the menopause.

You can participate via the link provided in the bulletin sent on 18 October 2023.

Refer to the Privacy Notice subpage for information on how we will process your personal information in connection to the survey.

What are the aims of the survey?
The main aims of this survey are to understand:

1) The experiences of individuals who have either gone through or are going through the menopause.

2) The experiences and awareness of managers and supervisors in terms of supporting individuals who are going through the menopause.

3) The personal experiences of anyone within the police service supporting someone going through the menopause.


Hear more from PFEW Women's Lead Hayley Aley.

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