Happy New Year!

Published: 3rd January 2018

Although I love my job as a menopause doctor, I am constantly saddened and frustrated by the numerous stories I hear from women who have been given inaccurate and inappropriate advice about their menopause and HRT. I have helped hundreds of women this year to enjoy a positive experience of their menopause. Many women who I have given HRT to tell me that they are enjoying their lives again and feel the best they have felt for a long time.

However, there are millions of women worldwide who are still unnecessarily suffering with their menopausal symptoms so there is much more work to be done. The big message for this year is “Don’t suffer in silence.” Women should seek help and advice about their menopause from a doctor who has a special interest in the menopause.

I hope 2018 is a very happy year for all of you! I have some big plans to help even more women next year so watch this space…

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.