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.
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 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 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, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.
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 www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.
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 www.themenopausecharity.org.
‘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 www.balance-app.com.
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 https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe
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 www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.