New patients

Ready to take control of your menopause?

Your steps to a happier, healthier you

To make the most of your appointments and time with your specialist, we ask for some information beforehand and offer useful and personalised advice and suggestions throughout every step of your journey with us.

1/4 PREPARATION

Before your initial consultation

1/4 PREPARATION

Before your initial consultation

When you confirm your appointment use the link inside your booking confirmation email to complete the short medical history questionnaire

A few weeks ahead of your appointment you'll receive an email to complete our menopause symptoms questionnaire - you MUST complete this before your appointment

Be sure to download the balance app so you can monitor your symptoms and join the online community

2/4 Be Informed

After your initial consultation

2/4 Be Informed

After your initial consultation

Track your symptoms using the balance app

Read your clinic letter that will be emailed to you a few days after your appointment

Know the likely side effects from starting HRT, read more here

Manage your dose within the range specified in your clinic letter

3/4 BE READY

Before your first follow-up

3/4 BE READY

Before your first follow-up

Keep logging your symptoms in the balance app

Consider the benefits of testosterone replacement, read more here

Make a note of any questions that you need to discuss with your clinician

Complete the menopause symptoms questionnaire so the clinician can compare to your first score

4/4 BE HEALTHY

After your first follow-up

Online consultation

“The attention every member of staff puts in makes me feel cared for. And now that I can book online visits, I’m able to take care of my symptoms more quickly”

Sara - Patient

Price List

We reserve the right to change any of our advertised prices without prior notice. Prices for further necessary investigations available on request.

 

Initial Menopause Consultation

Doctor Led

£275

Nurse Led

£160

Pharmacist Led

£160

Follow-up Menopause Consultation

Doctor Led

£215

Nurse Led

£130

Pharmacist Led

£130

Additional Consultation Charges

Private Prescription Fee

£35

Letter Charge

£50

In-Clinic Services

DEXA Bone Scan

£235

Body Composition Scan

£120

Combined DEXA Bone and Body Composition Scan

£335

Mirena Coil Fitting

£245

Ultrasound Scans

£195

Blood Tests

Prices

Additional Services

Initial Nutrition Consultation

£120

Follow up Nutrition Consultation

£70

Yoga

Prices on request

New patient FAQs

How do I book a consultation?

To book a new consultation, please visit our new patient page.

To book a follow up consultation, please visit our existing patient page

Can I have a telephone or video consultation?

We offer telephone and video consultations as well as face to face appointments in our clinic in Stratford Upon Avon. Telephone and video consultations are charged at the same price as face-to-face consultations.

We are unfortunately unable to offer telephone or video consultations to patients living or visiting overseas due to restrictions in our insurance . All our overseas patients must be seen either in the clinic or via a video or phone consultation whilst in the UK.

Do I need a referral letter from my GP?

You do not need a GP or another doctor’s referral letter to be seen in our clinic. The majority of women self-refer and do not need a letter.

If you have any blood test results or letters from previous relevant medical consultations, then it is useful to bring copies of these with you when you attend for your appointment or email to info@newsonhealth.co.uk ahead of your appointment.

Do you prescribe bioidentical HRT?

The safest types of HRT are “body identical hormones” which means that they are the same structure as the hormones you naturally produce in your body. These hormones are also sometimes referred to as “regulated bioidentical HRT”.

There are some types of hormones given in private clinics called “compounded bioidentical hormones”. These are completely different to body identical hormones – they are not regulated and are not subject to any quality control. They are custom made hormones in combination doses or preparations that are not routinely available on a standard prescription.

There is no good quality evidence to support the use of these hormones and they are not recommended.  In addition, they have not been subjected to the same tests of safety, efficacy, or dosing consistency as the type of HRT that requires a prescription, including body identical hormones. We do not ever give women compounded bioidentical HRT.

Learn about Body Identical Hormones

Do you prescribe testosterone?

Testosterone is an important hormone for many women as well as for men. Many women find that using testosterone can improve their libido as well as their mood, energy and concentration. There is not currently a licensed preparation of testosterone available for women in the UK.

In this clinic we usually prescribe testosterone as a cream called AndroFeme which is a regulated preparation for women which is actually now licensed for women in Australia. This is the safest way of women receiving testosterone. Women who need testosterone can have a private prescription from one of the clinicians in our clinic.

Learn about Testosterone

Do you see patients from overseas?

We can only see patients from overseas if they are in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for their appointment. Patients who are domiciled outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man can be seen either in the clinic in Stratford Upon Avon or via a video or phone consultation whilst in the UK at the time of their appointment.

Patients who were domiciled in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man at the time of their initial treatment but have now moved overseas can either attend the clinic for follow up appointments or participate remotely by telephone or video link whilst in the UK at the time of their appointment.

How can I obtain more information about the menopause?

We cannot give individualised advice to women unless they are seen as patients in our clinic. However, you can find a wide range of unbiased and evidence-based information on our Menopause Doctor website.

You can also visit the Menopause Charity website and download the Balance app.

How long does a consultation last?

We always ensure that there is adequate time during a consultation for women to explain their situation and be given individual advice and choices regarding treatment, including HRT.

How long does it take for HRT to work?

Women really vary with how they respond once they start HRT. Some women find they feel better quickly whereas for other women it can take three months to feel the full effects. It is worth persevering with any treatment you are given for three months before deciding how it suits you.

Some women do develop breast tenderness initially which often settles. Some women do experience some bleeding which usually settles within the first few months.

If you are still experiencing symptoms after three months then it may be that the dose or type of HRT needs to be changed.

How much does a consultation cost?

How much will the HRT medication cost?

Women who are likely to benefit from taking HRT are usually given a private prescription for the first few months. The majority of women subsequently receive the HRT (other than the testosterone) from their GPs on an NHS prescription. Some women continue to have HRT as a private prescription from us.

Costs for a month's supply of HRT will vary depending on the type of medication prescribed, but varies is around £14 per item. Testosterone is more expensive at £80 for a tube of cream that will last around 3-4 months.

In addition, a prescription dispensing fee of £35 will be charged for each prescription, regardless of the number of items on the prescription.

How often will I need to be seen?

The majority of women are seen again around three months after their initial appointment. Sometimes then after 6 months then after that women usually have an annual review.

I am still having periods - can I still be seen in the menopause clinic?

The menopause occurs one year after a woman’s last menstrual period. Many women experience perimenopausal symptoms for several years before their periods stop. If you are experiencing perimenopausal symptoms which are having a negative impact on the quality of your life, then it is likely you will benefit by being given individualised advice and treatment from one of the clinicians in our clinic.

What qualifications do the doctors and nurses have?

All the clinicians working in the clinic have been trained as GPs, nurses or pharmacists and have a particular interest in the menopause.  See all our clinicians and their qualifications here.

If your NHS GP or nurse works with us here at the clinic, you will not be able to book an appointment to see them privately. We will be happy to offer you an appointment with one of our other clinicians.

Will I be given HRT?

Although the majority of women usually benefit from taking a type of Hormone Replacement Therapy, this is only one part of treatment for the menopause. Some women choose not to take HRT or cannot take HRT due to medical reasons and so there are alternative treatments available. These will be discussed on an individual basis.

Learn about HRT.

Will my medical insurance cover the cost of my consultation?

Treatment for the menopause is not covered by private medical insurance but it is always a good idea to check with your insurance company.

Can I have a Mirena coil inserted in the clinic?

The Mirena coil can be used to protect the lining of your womb as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and can be in place for up to five years. The Mirena coil can be fitted in our clinic by one of our specialist nurses or one of the doctors.

Learn about Mirena coils.

What is a DEXA scan and how do I book one?

We offer DEXA bone density scans here at Newson Health. During the perimenopause and menopause women are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis (weak bones), this is due to falling levels of oestrogen which helps to protect bone strength. A DEXA scan is a simple safe scan which a uses a low dose X-rays to see how dense (or strong) your bones are.

To book a scan call 01789 595004 or email info@newsonhealth.co.uk. 

Click here for consultations and scan fees.

Does the centre have wheelchair access?

Our centre is easily accessed by wheelchair users via the ramp at the front of the building and we have a consulting room and both male and female toilet facilities on the ground floor. 

Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

Where can I park?

The nearest car park to the clinic is located at the rear of Winton House. This is a pay and display car park. 

Please visit the Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council website for information regarding other car parks in the area.

The nearest train station is at Stratford-upon-Avon Train Station. However, Warwick Parkway Train Station is often more convenient as trains are more frequent. This is around a 15-20 minute taxi ride away.

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Join our waiting list

Due to a high demand for our services to register for a new menopause consultation we ask that you complete the form below to be added to our waiting list. We will be in touch with you to arrange an appointment as soon as we are able. Please rest assured that we are working hard to increase our team of healthcare professionals so you can have your appointment as soon as possible. 

Whilst you wait for your appointment have a look at all our resources and download the Balance app to join our community, track your symptoms and generate your personalised health report.

If you are an existing patient please complete this form to arrange your follow up.