Healthcare Professionals Education Day a Huge Success

Published: 13th February 2020

Dr Louise Newson's not-for-profit company, Newson Health Research and Education, delivered a hugely successful education day in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier this month. 

Six doctors, all experts in their fields, talked about a wide range of aspects of the menopause including weight gain; investigations for women bleeding on HRT; skin changes during the menopause; other treatments for menopause to consider either with or instead of HRT; recurrent urinary tract infections; and osteoporosis.  

Dr Newson ran a question and answer session at the end of the day and was bombarded with many questions about safe HRT prescribing. 

Dr Louise Newson at the Newson Health Menopause Education Day 2020

Over sixty healthcare professionals attended and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. There was a great atmosphere and everyone had time to exchange ideas and plans to improve menopause care going forwards.

Menopause campaigner and counsellor, Diane Danzebrink, gave a heart breaking account of her surgical menopause and how it resulted in her becoming suicidal. She explained that it was only her dog barking in the car that prevented her from crashing and killing herself. 

Diane Danzebrink at the Newson Health Menopause Education Day 2020

Diane explained that she did not know at that stage that her symptoms of low mood, reduced motivation, anxiety and poor sleep were all due to her missing hormones since having her ovaries removed, but since feeling better she has been committed to running her #makemenopausematter campaign to really stop women suffering in the way that she did.

The next event for healthcare professionals 'Confidence in the Menopause: A Practical Approach for Primary Care' will take place on 23rd April 2020. Click here for details.

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.