A jam-packed May for the Newson Health team!

Published: 18th May 2020

Over the last month, Dr Newson and the team of specialist doctors here at Newson Health have had a jam-packed schedule - offering virtual consultations to patients all over the UK as well as taking to the internet to connect with like-minded people and share their expertise. Here's what we've been up to:

  • Recently, Dr Louise Newson joined Petra Coveney on Zoom, taking part in Petra's Menopause Yoga teacher training course. Dr Newson delivered an hour-long talk to the women in attendance, answering their questions about the menopause, treatment options and HRT and why yoga can be so beneficial in aiding menopausal symptoms. We received some great feedback from the session with many women saying they found the talk "uplifting, positive and full of hope" and that talking to Dr Newson had given them a more positive view of HRT. 
  • Dr Newson also joined the wonderful Emma Forbes on Wellbeing Radio for her show 'Health on the Shelf' - together they spoke all about the menopause and Dr Newson was happy to dispel some common myths surrounding HRT. Emma also asked Dr Newson about her exiting new research looking at the possible effects of oestrogen on COVID-19. 
  • Dr Sarah Ball, one of the specialist doctors here at Newson Health, has also been busy sharing her extensive knowledge of the menopause. Dr Ball recently spoke to Liz Earle Wellbeing Magazine about HRT and how women can still get the help they need (and their prescription!) during lockdown. You can read the full article here.
  • In an informative Instagram Live, Dr Rebecca Lewis joined personal trainer and fitness expert Kate Rowe-Ham for a friendly chat about all things menopause. Dr Lewis and Kate discussed the wide range of menopause symptoms, including mood symptoms, vaginal dryness, palpitations, muscle aches and fatigue as well as how HRT can not only treat these symptoms safely but give us long term health benefits on our heart, bones and metabolism. You can still watch both parts of the IG Live here on Kate Rowe-Ham's Instagram.

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 and Warwickshire.

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.