Delayed menopause diagnosis is leaving women suffering

Published: 4th November 2019

New research shows that education surrounding the menopause is still seriously lacking, having serious consequences on the health of women across the nation. Dr Louise Newson and her team at Newson Health Research and Education recently conducted a survey of almost 5,000 women – which found that hours and hours of women’s time, not to mention NHS money – are being wasted when doctors misdiagnose menopausal symptoms as something else.

This article from, discusses how misdiagnosis of the menopause can leave many women suffering, as well as being unnecessarily expensive for the NHS.

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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.