BBC Woman’s Hour and Menopause

Published: 14th January 2018

What a week for BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour who had conversations about the menopause for an entire week in conjunction with BBC Radio Sheffield, including the potential impact on work and relationships. Treatment options, including HRT, were also talked about. Finally this taboo was discussed in detail. I spoke on Tuesday and Friday. It is shocking and outrageous that so many women are suffering without receiving the right support and advice. Here is an overview of the content.

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.

Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.