“My passion as a GP for over 25 years and a full- time working Mum with four children is for women’s health and well-being as well as a very experienced GP for everyone. I have had a significant interest and training in managing the menopause and sexual health”
Dr Catherine Coward graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1991 and completed her training in South Birmingham and shortly after became a member of the Royal College of General Practice joining the Kings Norton Surgery where she has been a partner for 25 years. During this time she has been busy both developing her career and family. She has developed an interest in women’s health, contraception and sexual health. However, with more women presenting with menopausal symptoms such as brain fog, anxiety and altered mood, low libido and hot flushes she has actively promoted hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with great results. Furthermore, Dr Coward has attended many training events including the British Menopause Special Skills Module. She enjoys discussing Women’s Health and Well-being around the menopause allowing them to transition successfully into their period-free life with the many challenges that it brings.
She is now a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs (FRCGP) and enjoys greatly her role as a GP being a member of the British Menopause Society holding the Diploma of Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (DFSRH) as well as being a qualified trainer helping both undergraduates and Drs fulfil their potential.
Her husband of 31 years is a doctor too who runs a domestic violence charity (WE:ARE) and is also a GP. Together, at times, they have job shared with four children who are now teachers, medical students and humanities undergraduates. Out of work Catherine enjoys staying fit, baking and walking in the Lake District.
Her cumulative experience is such that by combining her many years as a GP with interests in women’s sexual and menopausal health allows her great freedom to discuss and offer holistic evidence based approach to all women and overcome any barriers to get the best possible outcomes for all women.