Today (18 October), we are celebrating World Menopause Day as the first NHS Trust in partnership with Unison to have implemented a menopause policy for our staff. The work has been led by Dave Waddington, Unison convenor and staff chair for North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Dave said: "I am passionate about improving working conditions for staff and I am delighted that there has been a huge uptake of staff now benefitting from the new policy. The policy enables staff to sit down with their manager and look at making reasonable workplace adjustments. This is then agreed and documented in a 'fair passport'."

The team of menopause champions have also been running menopause cafes and workshops for staff with more dates planned in. Pictured are Liz Walsh, menopause champion with Dave Waddington, menopause lead.