Menopause at Work: Survey Results Published!
Published: 4th July 2019
Recently, Dr Louise Newson and Dr Rebecca Lewis compiled a survey aiming to explore the impact that menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms can have on women in the workplace. The questionnaire was completed by 1132 women and over 90% of respondents felt that their menopausal or perimenopausal symptoms were having a negative impact on their work.
As of 2019, evidence on the impact of menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms on women in the workplace is scarce; making this survey one of the first of it's kind. It has been proven that there is a general lack of support at work for women who are transitioning into the menopause and Dr Lewis and Dr Newson will be presenting these results at the British Menopause Society meeting on the 4th-5th July.
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.