Dr Louise Newson on ITV's Lorraine: Oestrogen and COVID-19

Published: 21st May 2020

Recently, Dr Louise Newson went live on ITV's Lorraine show to chat to Lorraine Kelly about her exciting new research looking into the potential effects of oestrogen on COVID-19.

Dr Newson is working closely with Professor Tim Spector and the team at www.joinZoe.com on The COVID Symptom Study app, as well as collaborating with NHS England and a team at Liverpool University to explore whether oestrogen and HRT can help protect against coronavirus.

Dr Newson and Lorraine also dispel some of the common myths surrounding HRT and discuss Dr Newson's work educating women and GPs about the importance of accurate, evidence-based menopause care.

Watch the full interview here:


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.