The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has announced its support for the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) 'Menopause Policy' launched in March this year.
The policy outlines the challenges faced by menopausal women in the workplace, and suggests ways in which employers can support these employees. Dental practices, laboratories, clinics, organisations and dental industry companies are asked to adopt the policy and implement it in their workplace.
Gail Vernon, Vice-President of the BDIA, said “This is a great resource making it easier to talk about menopause in the workplace. It’s also a great example of shared learning across the industry and the BDIA are delighted to lend support to this important initiative.”
BADN’s 'Menopause Policy' is also supported by the British Society of Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT), the College of General Dentistry (CGDent), the Dental Laboratories Association (DLA), the Dental Technologists’ Association (DTA), the Orthodontic National Group (ONG), and the British Veterinary Nurses’ Association (BVNA).
The advice sheet/policy is available on the BADN website www.badn.org.uk.