Menopause can really affect work

Published: 14th February 2017

As retirement age is increasing, many more women are now working with menopausal symptoms and these can really negatively affect their ability to work. Many women I speak to tell me that their poor concentration, low energy, fatigue and low self-esteem really affect their work performance. A “Menopause in the workplace” event took place on 28th February in Nottingham.  This was designed to help forward-thinking business leaders and HR professionals understand the importance of menopause in the workplace policies and practices and how to introduce them into their business. There was an overwhelming positive response from the day with many people now considering changing policies at work to help menopausal women.

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.