GPs are the gatekeepers and foundation of the NHS says Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard

Published: 26th October 2019

Dr Louise Newson recently presented at the Royal College of GPs Annual Conference in Liverpool, with over 1400 delegates attending, many of whom were GPs committed to improving their education to help improve patient care. 

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard received a well-deserved standing ovation after her opening speech and described how so many GPs give “energy, passion and dedication to patient care.” This passion needs to be underpinned by science and Prof Stokes-Lampard described how GPs need to be strong in the face of criticism and must cut through the “fake news”.

These words seem particularly poignant when considering that sadly many GPs still do not receive any menopause education as part of their training.

Dr Newson was honoured and delighted to give the first clinical lecture of the conference, entitled “Safe and Effective HRT Prescribing” to a very large audience of around 700 GPs.

She said "There was a real thirst and enthusiasm for knowledge from these GPs and this was a fantastic opportunity to dispel many HRT myths."

Many GPs have shown that they are really keen to know more about the menopause education programme being developed here at Newson Health, with further announcements coming soon about the dedicated menopause 'Balance' app.

For details about the Balance app please visit


Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at