Rachel Maclean MP discusses the Menopause Taboo in Parliament
Published: 20th May 2019
Earlier this week, Rachel Maclean - MP for Redditch County, took to the House of Commons to discuss menopause awareness and her goal to break the taboo still surrounding the subject.
During her time as a Member of Parliament, Rachel has worked closely with our own Dr Louise Newson to raise awareness and help more women than ever access the treatment they need at the right time. After congratulating BBC Breakfast on their successful week-long campaign, Wake up to the Menopause, Rachel then goes on to stress the importance of GPs prescribing the right treatment for menopausal and peri-menopausal symptoms.
Rachel also stresses the need for better menopause awareness in the workplace, stating "Every man works with a woman or is related to a woman and the symptoms are often hidden. We need to break that stigma even more."
Last night I congratulated @BBCBreakfast on their groundbreaking #BBCmenopause campaign. Many of us are working to help more women access the treatment they need at the right time @mymenopausedr @Dianedanz @positivepauseuk @LizEarleMe pic.twitter.com/1l1QDFUBPn— Rachel Maclean MP (@redditchrachel) May 15, 2019
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.